A finely cast Luristan bronze spatula features a serpent-shaped plaque, formed from a tin bronze sheet, narrowing into a coiled terminal that resembles a snake’s tail.
Ancient Persian craftsmen developed great skill in bronze working, producing some of the finest tools and weaponry then available. These include a great number of ornaments, tools, weapons, horse-fittings, as well as a smaller number of vessels. They have been uncovered in recorded excavations, and have generally come from burials, with a large number of them found in Lorestan Province and Kermanshah, western Iran.
Measurement: 17.8cm length; 5.4cm height, 10.5cm height with stand.
Provenance: Provenance: Ex. London Collection, formed between 1990 - present
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 10th - 8th century BC
- Good Condition, See Photo