The Oxborough Dirk by Bronze Age

This is in the style of early Bronze Age dirks, but is very large and heavy, and the blade is deliberately blunt.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Height: 70.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £52,050; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Robin Symes

It was not intended to be practical but rather for ceremonial use.

Provenance

Discovered near Oxborough, Norfolk.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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