University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-266
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Baghdad
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Iron
Ivory
Metal
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:215 - Collector Number

Description

Single-edged, iron blade, slightly curved, tapering to point; slight engraved scroll decoration on both faces. Tang inserted in two-piece ivory grip with numerous gilt studs (some missing) a narrow band on about 2/5 of the back of the blade and a strip joining to two pieces of ivory and extending over top of grip of gilded metal with relief decoration in conventionalized floral pattern.


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