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Ancient Near East, northwestern Iran, Luristan, ca. 1200 to 800 BCE. A fine pair of miniature cast-bronze daggers, one resembling a typical short sword and the other in the form of a double-eared pommel sword. The short sword has an elongated triangular blade with a rounded tip, a stocky guard and handle, and a T-shaped pommel with a central pierced hole. The second miniature has a narrow blade with a sharpened tip, a thick handle with a pair of incised ovoid forms, and a pommel with two projecting semicircles which resemble ears. Both daggers are covered in layers of light green, dark green, and russet-hued patina. Size of largest (short sword): 4.55" L (11.6 cm).
Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection; ex-private Los Angeles, California, USA collection
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