Artist Luristan, Iranian
  • Dagger with Leaf-shaped Blade
Date 2500 - 2000 BCE
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall: 9 × 4 3/16 × 7/8 inches (22.9 × 10.6 × 2.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
Accession Number 60.142
Department Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View Ancient Middle East Gallery, Level 1 (see map)
(H.D. Motamed, New York, USA);
purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Irving Burton (Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA);
1960-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Peck, William H. "Luristan Bronzes in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts," Bulletin of the DIA 47, no. 2 (1968): p. 32, (ill.) p. 33.

Moorey, P.R.S. Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum. Oxford, 1971, pp. 69, 71 [similar daggers discussed and dated and related to third millenium B.C. daggers from Mesopotamia and Elam], p. 70, (fig. 13), pl. 5, (fig. 45, 46), (ill.).