Bronze Dagger, Viet Nam, Dong Son culture, ca. 2000 BCE – 200 CE. Estimated Price: $400 – $800. Photo Artemis Gallery
Large cast bronze dagger, of typical form with signs of holes for insertion ivory or wood butt. This magnificent piece if ancient weaponry is from the Dong Son culture, centered in the Red River Valley of Northern Vietnam. Little is known of this culture aside from their skill with bronze casting. Custom, museum-quality stand. Size: Dagger itself measures ~12″L (30.5 cm). Aged, oxidation and surface wear. Overall good condition.
Provenance: Ex-J. Connell Collection, Boston, MA.