|NEAR EASTERN IRON SWORD
The blade with a broad flattened mid-rib, the grip with a tang pierced with two discs separating the three now-missing sections of inlay; with a crescent-shaped pommel.
1st Millennium BC
L. 20 in. (51 cm.)
Ex UK private collection, acquired in London in 1985.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 244.