Bronze sword from ancient Persia (about 1200 BC). It comes from the western region of Iran, known for its great mastery of bronze, having produced the so-called ‘Luristan’ objects. The hilt has an elaborate shape. It was inlaid with some material, probably ivory or bone. The blade has a sectioned lenticular shape. The marks on the edge show that it was used. The dagger has been partially cleaned. The residual patina is a mixture of green and brown with some interesting crystalline formations. The total length of this piece exceeds 26 cm.
Information regarding the origin:
Purchased by the present owner in November 2019 in France. From: PHD, Lot No. 14091 Previous history: old private French collection assembled in the 1970s.
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- Sword or large Persian dagger / Luristan bronze handle with inlay
- 26.8×3.2×0.9 cm
- Century/ Timeframe
- 12ème / 8ème siècle avant J.-C.
- Good Condition, See Photo