Luristan Bronze Spatula

Luristan Bronze Spatula
Circa 10th - 8th century BC

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 

Lot details
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 10th - 8th century BC
Good Condition, See Photo
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in