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 Dynasty 13 to Dynasty 17
Second Intermediate Period
9 5/16 x 3/4 in. (23.7 x 1.9 cm)
Blade: 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. (4.1 x 1.3 cm)
Handle: 1 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (4.4 x 7.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Bronze dagger blade and part of a horn handle for a dagger. The blade has two large median ribs which are flanked by decorative incised lines. There are three rivet holes at the tang end, and, if there was an extension of the tang, there was possibly once a fourth rivet hole. The handle, with stock terminating in a crescent, is made in two halves riveted together.
Condition: Blade has cu/ black patina. Tip missing: top rivet hole broken. Top shows glue for attachment to pommel.
This item is not on view
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, 37.284E_NegA_glass_bw_SL4.jpg)
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