Slender Luristan Bronze Dagger, Western Iran
A slender Luristan bronze dagger, Western Iran, c. 1000 - 800 BC, blade and handle cast as one piece, handle flanged for inlays with fan-shaped pommel. The edges of the blade sharpened in antiquity with nicks to edge from use. L: 13 3/4" (34.9 cm). Intact with a beautiful glossy green patina! Ex Los Angeles private collection.