A finely cast Anatolian spear head featuring a distinctive leaf-shaped blade, with prominent mid-rib and incised detailing, created consecutive raised ridges. Some erosion to edges of blade.
Anatolia, known as Asia Minor Asian Turkey, refers to an ancient peninsula that once had rigorous cultural contacts with numerous Ancient Near Eastern cultures. Anatolian bronze weapons present a strong stylistic and topologically adherences to these Luristan bronze prototypes that were produced during the Iron Age. Having been strongly impacted by Luristan bronze culture, Anatolian weapons were used as one of the commonest burial offerings, indicating the importance of bronze weapons of the Iron Age Anatolia.
Measurements 22.9 length
Provenance: Ex. London Collection, formed between 1990 - present.
- Spear Head
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 1200- 700 BC
- Good Condition, See Photo