Two Iron Daggers
Lot 41
Two Iron Daggers
£500 - 700
US$ 840 - 1,200
Lot Details
Two Iron Daggers
Kassitte, 1st Millenium B.C., Probably Luristan
In excavated condition, the first with tapering double-edged blade (incomplete) with flat medial ridge along both sides, integral iron hilt cast with moulded quillon-block, grip with a pair of raised bands, and disc-like pommel with a stylised human head on each side; the second of similar form (2)
38.4 cm. and 51 cm. overall


  • Provenance:
    Acquired in Tehran in 1936

    Hoffmeyer, cat. nos. 12 and 13, pp. 23 and 26, fig. 4

    See Andre Godard, Les Bronzes du Luristan: edition G Ars Asiatica, XVII, 1931, where this type of dagger is described as being used by the Kassitters from 1761 B.C. to 1185 B.C. The Kassitters were mountain dwellers from the now-called Luristan or Kurdistan
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