A fine Luristan cast bronze leaf-shaped arrowhead, featuring a long pointed tang for fitting onto the wooden shaft. The arrowhead displays a nice green patination.
Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region situated in the area of modern South-Western Iran. In ancient times a number of nomadic populations, such as the Medes, the Kassites and eventually the Persians, settled in the area. Due to the nomadic nature of the tribes, none of the Luristan bronzes were of great size, since it was required for them to be light and portable. Their artwork mainly comprises ornaments, vessels and weapons. Most of Luristan bronze items have been recovered in funerary contexts.
Measurements: circa 18cm length
Provenance: Ex London collection, formed between 1990-present.
- Large Arrowhead
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 900-700 BC
- Good Condition, See Photo