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Fine Luristan Bronze Dagger

Lot 0068
**First Time At Auction**

Ancient Near East, northwestern Iran, Luristan, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. A lovely cast-bronze dagger with a flared pommel, a lightly-corseted handle with recessed slots for inlays of bone or stone, miniscule guard prongs, and an elongated blade with a shallow midrib and sharpened edges. The weapon is covered in fine layers of brown and green patina, though areas of the original golden-brown bronze color are visible in some exposed areas. Size: 1.55" W x 13.2" H (3.9 cm x 33.5 cm).

Provenance: private San Francisco, California, USA collection

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Small loss to tip, slight bending to overall form, minor nicks to blade edges and handle, with light encrustations, and minor abrasions. Light earthen deposits as well as great green and brown patina throughout. Golden-brown bronze color visible in some exposed areas.

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Fine Luristan Bronze Dagger

Estimate $400 - $600Apr 29
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Louisville, CO, USA