COLLECTION - WAR
                   
   
A PERSIAN BRONZE DAGGER Circa 8th Century B.C.

The hard blade with mid-rib, the grip and upper part of blade with incised decoration, the ribbed pommel with twin roundels each decorated with a six-petalled rosette recessed for inlay, traces of red pigment remaining.45.5 cm

cf. O. W. Muscarella, Bronze and Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988, pp. 285-286, no. 390 for similar.
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