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Sword


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description In warfare the use of bronze for daggers and then swords encouraged an effective, slashing style of attack instead of thrust. Nevertheless, it would be supplanted by the still harder iron and then steel.
Exhibitions
  • The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Ezair Ancient and Contemporary Art, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1969, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1969

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Period
9th-8th century BCE (Iron Age)
Medium
cast and hammered bronze, iron residue
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2477
Measurements
H: 27 9/16 in. (70 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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