Blade

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Object Name: 
Blade
Accession Number: 
73.1.12 a
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 4.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
before 1500
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Dessel
Primary Description: 
Blade. Smoky-gray obsidian blade; pressure flaked on both sides; broken at tang.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Dessel, John, Source
1973
Dessel, Mrs. John, Source
1973
Color: 
Material: 
Modern Material in Antiquity: An Early History of the Art and Technology of Glass (2015-11) illustrated, p. 273;
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 284, #854-856 (a-e); BIB# 29547