Ancient Bronze Sword Dagger Western Asiatic 1200 – 1000 B.C.
An ancient, 2nd millennium B.C Western Asiatic South Caspian Sea region or Azerbaijan bronze dagger finely cast in one piece.
Tapering double-edged blade with raised mid-rib, pointed rectangular guard, the grip, with broad crescentic pommel surmounted by a raised medial rib hollowed on each face for a pair of grip-scales. In the period when the sword was used, the handle would have had a bone or wooden insert, but these never survive three thousand years of time.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 39.2 cm (157⁄16 inches)
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, showing its age and usage, This example is well worn and has been sharpened repeatedly over a long period of time,small nicks, chips, and bends to form, but overall intact. The surface covered by a dark green patina and encrustation.
Provenance: From an old Canadian collection formed in the 1980s.