Ancient Canaanite Short Sword Dagger Holy Land Bronze Age 2300 -2000 B.C. Time Of The Biblical Patriarch Abraham
Very rare, museum-quality, ancient, Canaanite short sword -dagger from the Holy Land, early Bronze Age IV (2300 -2000 BC).
Made in the time of the biblical patriarch Abraham, it is cast and hammered from bronze, has a double-edged tapered blade with a bulged cardinal nerve, and slanted shoulders.
Heart-shaped tang pierced with eight rivet holes used to attach handles of a different material. Four rivets remain in situ, and four rivets are lost.
CONDITION: In good condition for an antique combat bronze dagger that is over 4000 years old. The surface is covered by its natural dark brown and green patina, blade slightly bent.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 29 cm (11.4 inches).
PROVENANCE: From an old Canadian collection formed in the 1980s.
REFERENCES: Very similar daggers from ancient Geze of Tell el-Jazari are in the Palestine Exploration Fund collection and are published in the PEQ (Palestine Exploration Quarterly) on September 6, 2018, under the title "Early Bronze Age Levantine Metal Weapons from the Palestine Exploration Fund Collection" by Daria Montanari (Department of Oriental Studies, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy). Tom 150. Number 3.
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