Sword

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


Dimensions

Length: 40.8 cm (16 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.560

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Sword, handle with hollowed panels on each side (for inlaid grip). Copper bronze, with green patina, encrusted with earth. Crack across handle, probably broken and mended.

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