Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Daggers such as this one, with two parallel ribs running down the blade, have been found throughout modern Israel. The design is undoubtedly Asian, probably Hyksos. How such a blade reached Thebes is not known; it may have been brought back as a souvenir by a Theban soldier who fought in the wars against the Hyksos.
Copper alloy, horn
ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E.
late XIII Dynasty-XVII Dynasty
Second Intermediate Period
9 5/16 x 3/4 in. (23.7 x 1.9 cm)
Other (Blade): 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. (4.1 x 1.3 cm)
Other (Handle): 1 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (4.4 x 7.3 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Syrian. Asian Dagger, ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E. Copper alloy, horn, 9 5/16 x 3/4 in. (23.7 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.284E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.284E_erg2.jpg)
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