17 février 2017

A bronze knife with rattle, 13th-11th Century BC

Lot 811. A bronze knife with rattle, 13th-11th Century BC. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The tapering blade has a raised median rib on each side that extends from the center of the ribbed hilt which is set at one end with a small attachment loop below the eight-strap, openwork rattle pommel. 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) long Provenance: Private collection, Paris; Hôtel Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, 18 October 1996.The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida. Note: Compare the... [Lire la suite]