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.
- Culture: Syrian
- Medium: Copper alloy, horn
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XIII Dynasty-XVII Dynasty
- Period: Second Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 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)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.284E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: 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
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)