A BRONZE SPEAR HEAD AND DAGGER SET FROM THE TIME OF MOSES

A BRONZE SPEAR HEAD AND DAGGER SET FROM THE TIME OF MOSES


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1309992

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Late Bronze Age; c. 1550-1200 BCE

These pieces represent two of the most highly used types of weaponry for close or mid range combat of the Late Bronze Age and bring one closer to those that lived during this period.

Dagger:

Typical of Late Bronze Age examples, this piece is composed of a flat blade with rounded edges and a tang, created by hammering, for the attachment of a handle. Simple, yet effective, this dagger was produced in abundance in the ancient Levant and continues the tradition of Middle Bronze Age daggers. Examples have been found throughout the Holy Land in a variety of forms.

In excellent condition with natural Holy Land patina.

21 x 3.4 cm (8.27 x 1.34 inches)

Spear head:

This socketed spear head would have been attached to a wooden shaft for use in combat. The leaf shaped blade is given additional strength by the rib running down the center. These two elements combined create an extremely effective tool of warfare which allowed the soldier to strike his enemy from a greater distance without fear that his weapon would break, a problem common with earlier, tang based, spear heads.

In excellent condition with natural Holy Land patina.

21 x 3.2 cm (8.27 x 1.26 inches)

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Display stand measures 29 x 6.5 cm (11.4 x 2.6 inches)

Bibliography:

Sariel Shalev, “Swords and Daggers in Late Bronze Age Canaan”, (Stuttgart: 2004), 7-19.

Yigael Yadin, “The Art of Warfare in Biblical Lands: In the Light of Archaeological Discovery”, (Jerusalem: 1963), 76-80.

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“They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” (Isaiah 2:4)

“All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands” (1 Samuel 17:7)