Lot 57: Luristan Smooth Bronze Dagger
November 7, 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
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Luristan, modern-day Iran, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. A fine, smooth bronze dagger with a rounded edge and short tang with drilled hole for attachment to a handle made of wood, bone, or ivory. Size: 9.4" L x 1.45" W (23.9 cm x 3.7 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Estate of John Piscopo. Mr. Piscopo was one of the largest collectors of ancient weapons in the US with a collection that spanned all cultures, all ages.
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Condition Report: Fine dark patina; tang is broken after first suspension. Slight chips to blade.