Dagger

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
7th–4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: .407

Accession Number

30.561

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, fishing, Swords, daggers, knives

Bronze dagger; narrow blade, hilt constricted and at the end flaring in two rounded discs, divided to receive inset. Copper, bronze, smooth green patina.

Provenance

From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.*
(Accession date: August 7, 1930)

*Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund