Sword, handle with hollowed panels on each side (for inlaid grip). Copper bronze, with green patina, encrusted with earth. Crack across handle, probably broken and mended.
From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.* (Accession date: August 7, 1930) *Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund