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Dagger

Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion

Dagger

Culture Group: Iranian
Culture: Middle Eastern; Iranian; Marlik (?)
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions:
L. 26 cm (10 . inches) Max. W. of blade 4 cm (1 . inches) Max. W. of hilt 3 cm (1 . inches) Minches W. of hilt 1.5 cm (. inches)
Classification: Decorative Art
Credit Line: Gift of Barbara Newborg, M.D., from the collection of Walter Kempner, M.D.
Label Text:This dagger features wire inlays of a lion running on one side and a running feline on the other. Though this example was a personal weapon, knives were an essential implement in Greek sacrificial ritual.
Object number: 2006.1.206
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