Luristan Bronze Dirk Luristan dirk.. Product #: AS-3125 Regular price: $395.00 $395.00 In Stock
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Luristan Bronze Dirk

Product Code: AS-3125
Length: 39.5CM

£395.00

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Bronze dirk or short-sword cast in one piece, with simple pommel; flanged grip which would once have held (organic) inlay and crescent guard; blade with slight midrib. C/w wood display stand.

Generally fine condition; surfaces uneven and slight splitting along the edge of the blade which interestingly illustrates the manufacturing technique, but the metal is strong and stable, slightly irregular edges; encrustations and accretions.

Iron-age North-western Persia:
Circa 900-750 BC. 
 
For similar example see item 49; P. R. S. Moorey, 'Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum', 1971.
also
item 170; Bronze and Iron Ancient Near Eastern artifacts in...

Bronze dirk or short-sword cast in one piece, with simple pommel; flanged grip which would once have held (organic) inlay and crescent guard; blade with slight midrib. C/w wood display stand.

Generally fine condition; surfaces uneven and slight splitting along the edge of the blade which interestingly illustrates the manufacturing technique, but the metal is strong and stable, slightly irregular edges; encrustations and accretions.

Iron-age North-western Persia:
Circa 900-750 BC. 
 
For similar example see item 49; P. R. S. Moorey, 'Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum', 1971.
also
item 170; Bronze and Iron Ancient Near Eastern artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Oscar White Muscarella.

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