8 June 2005
A WESTERN ASIATIC BRONZE AND WHITE STONE DAGGER
CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
The tapering blade with a raised mid-rib, the flanged hilt encircled by three rows of incised chevrons, with deep semicircular lappets to secure white stone inlays for the hilt and pommel, largely preserved, further secured by rivets, the inlays with flaring lunate terminals
14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) long
Swiss Private Collection, 1995.
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For a similar example, missing its inlay, see no. 17.31, p. 131 in MacGregor, ed., Antiquities from Europe and the Near East in the Collection of The Lord McAlpine of West Green.
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