Dagger or harpoon

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A copper dagger or harpoon with barbed triangular blade, three pairs of curved barbs and a pair of spikes; midrib with facing mask to the tip, flanking animal figures. Property of a West London gentleman; previously in an important weapons collection formed in the 1980s and early 1990s. Some Copper Hoard items have been assigned a ritual rather than practical function.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

- AGRAWAL, D. P. The Copper Hoards Problem: A Technological Angle, Asian Perspectives, 12, p. 113-119, Fig. 1 en p. 115. 1969.
- HARLE, J.C. y TOPSFIELD, A. Indian Art in the Ashmolean Museum. Oxford, n. 3 en p. 4-5. 1987.
- KALYANARAM, S. Composite copper alloy anthropomorphic Melujja hieroglyphs of Haryana https://www.academia.edu/12200059/Composite_copper_alloy_anthropomorphic_Meluhha_hieroglyphs_of_Haryana_and_Sheorajpur_fish_markhor_crocodile_one-horned_young_bull
- LERNER, M. The Flame and the Lotus, Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Kronos Collection. 1984. cat. n. 1, p. 18.
- YULE, P. The Bronze Age Metalwork of India. Prähistorische Bronzenfunde XX, 8, Munich. 1985.

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