Short sword with two inverted bird heads on pommel

Title

Short sword with two inverted bird heads on pommel

Identifier

2015.2.53

Subject

Ancient & Classical

Description

A short sword with a pommel, formed by two stylized bird heads that are inverted and placed back to back; the guard is formed by two additional bird heads placed back to back; the hilt of the sword is flat, with rounded edges and two longitudinal grooves running from pommel to guard.

Format

Bronze
Bronze
9 5/8" L x 13/16" W x 1/4" D

Date

500 BCE

Files

2015.2.53.jpg

Citation

“Short sword with two inverted bird heads on pommel,” Miami University Art Museum, accessed August 12, 2020, https://miamiuniversityartmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/1166.