LURISTAN FLANGED DAGGER
Measurements: 30.1 cm - length
Description: A bronze Luristan dagger with a broad triangular blade and a flanged hilt that used to hold a wood or bone inlays. The hilt also incorporates an expanded guard and crescent-shaped pommel. The blade is tapering in outline with traces of two mid-ribs. Blade and hilt are a single casting.
Reference: MacGregor, A., Antiquities from Europe and the Near East in the collection of the Lord MacAlpine of West Green, 1987, no. 17.30.
Period: 900 – 700 BC.
Condition: Very fine, with encrustations and green patina covering he surface.