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Dagger

Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
Iron Age
10th–9th century B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 40.7 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number

30.562

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, fishing, Swords, daggers, knives

Dagger, pointed, leaf-shaped blade, chanelled along center; hilt ornamented with flattened bosses; hole for cord. Copper bronze, 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