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Ancient Near East, Iran, Amlash culture, ca. 13th to 10th century BCE. A beautifully-shaped dagger handle and thin, sharp blade, made of bronze. The handle has twin rounded spikes projecting from round bosses at either side of the double pommel. Below that is a narrow projecting bar that extends out either side of the handle; and further below that is a very abstract, possibly zoomorphic relief motif duplicated on either side of the rectangular guard. Viewed from above, it appears to be in the form of a bull or antelope. Comes with custom stand. Size: 14.55" L x 1.6" W (37 cm x 4.1 cm); height on stand: 8" (20.3 cm).

Ancient Iran was a culture rich in dramatic bronze creations. A class of nomadic horse lords and ladies commissioned bronze items from artisans in urban centers. This weapon and others like it were made in multiple pieces using the lost wax casting technique with the hilt then cast-on to the blade. This weapon would ultimately have come to grace the rock tomb of an elite warriors.

Provenance: private New Jersey, USA collection, acquired over twenty years ago

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Condition

Smooth green patina on surface with small areas of encrustation, especially in lower profile areas. A few tiny nicks to the edge of the blade.

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$1,200.00

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Superb Amlash Bronze Dagger

Auction ended on Thu, Oct 12, 2017
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