Near Eastern, Iranian, Luristan
7th–4th century B.C.
Legacy dimension: Length: .407
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bronze dagger; narrow blade, hilt constricted and at the end flaring in two rounded discs, divided to receive inset. Copper, bronze, smooth green patina.
By 1930, acquired in Iran, probably by Ayoub Rabenou, Paris; 1930, sold by Rabenou, through Arthur Upham Pope (b. 1881 - d. 1969), Paris, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: August 7, 1930)
NOTE: MFA accession nos. 30.544-30.637 were purchased from Arthur Upham Pope for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission. According to Pope, the majority of the group belonged to Rabenou.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund