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

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

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.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund