London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
A NORTH-WEST PERSIAN BRONZE DAGGER
LATE 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
The long triangular blade with flattened mid-rib, the guard decorated with small triangular recesses for inlay, the hilt with square-sectioned grip incised with horizontal lines and chevrons, with broad crescentic open pommel surmounted by a broad raised medial rib
19¼ in. (48.8 cm.) long
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This dagger was the original from which the replica on the Urartian archer waxwork model (lot 12) was made.
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