London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
TWO NORTH-WEST PERSIAN BRONZE DAGGERS
LATE 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
One with long triangular blade and raised mid-rib, pointed rectangular guard, the grip with ribbed decoration, with broad crescentic open pommel surmounted by a raised medial rib; the other with flared 'ear' pommel and baluster grip, long slender blade
16 in. (40.7 cm.) and 17¼ in. (44 cm.) long respectively (2)
Item one: acquired circa 1986, Frankfurt.
Item two: acquired in 1993, Paris.
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