University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-273A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steel
Horn (animal part)
Silver
Leather
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:16 - Other Number

Description

Blunt, double-edged steel blade tapering to sharp point; except for about 7 cm. at point, there is a very wide, shallow depression on each side of the ridge and this part of the blade is watered. Grip is of two pieces of horn, the section between inset and covered with a silver band with simple gilt linear decoration. Socket over the tang also bears gilt decoration.


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