Anatolian Bronze SpearHead

Anatolian Bronze SpearHead
Circa 1st millennium BC

A finely cast Anatolian bronze spearhead featuring a short, leaf-shaped blade with a prominent mid-rib and a long cylindrical shaft. A ring-shaped ridge runs across the lower part, from which multiple spikes protrude upwards.

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.

Measurement : 33.8cm length

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

Lot details
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1st millennium BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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