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cast using the lost wax process; of elongated tapering form, gently curved shoulder and projecting rectangular-sectioned midrib, a rat-tail or bent tang with button end.
For similar examples, see Moorey PRS, "Catalogue of Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum" (1971), 88, fig 84 and Negahban, "Marlik, the Complete Excavation Report", #747, 751 and 749.
Dimensions: Height: 12.3 inches (32 cm)
Condition: Minor nicks to the blade edge from use otherwise intact and in very good condition overall. Custom mounted.
Provenance: The Herbert Kavet private collection of Ancient Weapons, acquired from Harmer Rourke Galleries, NY in the early 1970's.
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