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OCCULT ROMANTIC RITUAL DAGGER WITH A FIGURE OF DEATH

OCCULT ROMANTIC RITUAL DAGGER WITH A FIGURE OF DEATH

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ref: #RK00-378
Exceptional large occult ceremonial ritual dagger in bronze and steel representing death standing on 2 crossed tibias.
Straight iron blade with diamond section ending in a point, double edge.
Model scabbard, entirely in bronze engraved with foliage
The cope is decorated with a face forming a medallion
The very sculpted bouterolle is finished with its button
Very good manufacturing quality.

PERIOD : 19th century
Total length : 34cm (13.4")
Blade length : 16.5cm (6.5")

Depictions of death in the form of a skeleton dressed in a black hood are emblematic of the macabre imagery. This motif, often associated with the Grim Reaper, evokes the universal figure of death in many cultures. The skeleton, stripped of flesh and life, symbolizes the inescapable nature of human mortality. The hood adds an aura of darkness and mystery to this depiction, reinforcing the mournful and transcendent nature of death. This powerful image fascinates and frightens, reminding everyone of the fragility of life and the inevitability of its end.

Occult ritual weapons have a history dating back to early human beliefs. Ritual knives made of flint, gold or jade are frequently found in ancient pre-Columbian civilizations as well as among the Shang. Gallic warriors, under the orders of Vercingetorix, believed that their swords had to be infused with a victim's blood to harness their life energy, thus transforming the blade into an "animate" object. In the Middle Ages, witches used the arthame, a magic knife, to perform mysterious operations. The mysterious daggers of the Romantic era had a special purpose, because even today they continue to play an important role in the initiation rituals of some secret societies and in strange black mass ceremonies.

 

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