Luristan Bronze Flanged Cleaned Dirk

Description
Luristan Bronze Flanged Cleaned Dirk
Circa 1200- 800 BC

A finely moulded Luristan bronze dirk, featuring a narrow blade with a shallow mid-rib. The handle features raised sides to accomodate an inlay, usually made from bone or limestone. The handle features a flaring pommel.
This dirk has been professionally cleaned to show off the original bronze colouring.

Flanged dirks, swords and daggers were made from one piece of metal, the blade and the grip cast together. The grip would then have been decorated with an inlay, typically bone, limestone or wood. Due to limited numbers surviving with inlays intact, it would seem the majority were made from wood, susceptible to erosion.

Measurements: 42.4cm length

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

Lot details
Culture
Luristan
Material
Bronze
Object
Flanged Cleaned Dirk
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1200- 800 BC
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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