Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
10th–9th century B.C.
Length: 40.8 cm (16 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
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.
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.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund