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Ancient Greece And Rome
ROMAN KNIFE WITH EAGLE-HEAD HANDLE
Roman Empire (27 BC - AD 476)

English collector

 

Object :
Nº 1720
Medium :
Metal Ivory, Bone, Coral, Fabric
Dimensions :
Width: 1 cm (0.39’’) - Length: 17.8 cm (7’’)

Single-edged straight blade with rounded tip, bone handle with circumferential bands, leaf panels with pointillé bands, eagle-head finial with curved beak and feather detail above. Fine condition; a crack on the handle.