LURISTAN BRONZE CUDGEL
Measurements: 18 cm - height
Description: A cylindrical bronze cudgel decorated by ribbed bands and herringbone pattern. The cudgel has a hollow tubular interior. The piece also has a flared mouth, ribbed blub and plain grip. This item’s primary use would have been as a weapon in close combat.
Period: 1250 - 650 BC
Provenance: German private collection from Cologne.
References: Muscarella, O., Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988, no. 516.
Condition: Fine condition with patina and encrustations on the surface, which has worn off in places on the handle.