Luristan Bronze Spear Head

Description
Luristan Bronze Spear Head
Circa 9th- 8th century BC

A finely cast Luristan spearhead which features open-work decoration. Its triangular tip is integrally cast with a cylindrical shaft. The blade extends into two curved bands then connects with the sides of the central shaft. Repair to the blade.

Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region situated in the area of modern South-Western Iran. Axe heads, such as this nice example, would have been used in everyday life but also buried together with the deceased.

Measurement: 12.8cm length

Provenance: Ex. London Collection, formed between 1990 - present

Lot details
Culture
Luristan
Material
Bronze
Object
Spear Head
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 9th- 8th century BC
Condition
Repaired
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