Luristan Bronze & Iron Dirk

Description
Luristan Bronze & Iron Dirk
Circa 10th-8th century BC

A finely cast Luristan bronze and iron dirk, featuring a narrow, tapering blade made from iron. The blade is attached to a bronze, crescent-shaped pommel features a lanceolate blade and a crescent-shaped pommel. Naturally corroded iron blade.

Blades such as this would have been made into two parts, the iron blade first and then the bronze pommel attached secondly. The pommel would have been made using the lost wax technique.

Measurement : 44.3cm length

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

Lot details
Culture
Luristan
Material
Bronze
Object
& Iron Dirk
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 10th-8th century BC
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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