|EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE BRONZE SCHALENKNAUF-TYPE SWORD
Heavily ridged, leaf shaped blade with fine incised geometric ornamentation on both sides. The point slightly shortened. Riveted grip cast in one piece with a large bowl-shaped pommel.
Ca. 1500-1200 BC
L. 26 3/4 in. (68 cm.)
Ex private collection, Vienna, 1980s.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 75.
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