London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
A GROUP OF NORTH-WEST PERSIAN BRONZE DAGGER BLADES
CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Including nine with long tapered blades, mainly with rounded shoulders and broad flattened mid-ribs, tapered square-sectioned tangs, three with tang pierced at tip; another dagger blade similar, with tang bent at tip; and a spearhead with rectangular-sectioned mid-rib and rounded shoulders, the mid-rib extending into long shank with protruding tang, circa late 2nd millennium B.C.
10 1/8 to 19 1/8 in. (25.8 to 48.6 cm.) long (11)
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