Date: 6th Century B.C.
Condition: Intact, superb, with green patina, with custom display stand.
Provenance: Ex: European art market; Ex: Prominent American private collection.
Measurements: 5.5 inches long (14 cms).
The shaft ends terminate with two rotellae in between a facing lion's head. The grooved handle terminates below in a lion's paw. A superbly modeled handle.
Cf: Lot 125, Christie's New York Antiquities Auction, 12 December 2002 (est. $10,000 - $15,000, sold for $11,353).