Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region situated in the area of modern South-Western Iran. In ancient times a number of nomadic populations, such as the Medes, the Kassites and eventually the Persians, settled in the area. Due to the nomadic nature of the tribes, none of the Luristan bronzes were of great size, since it was required for them to be light and portable. Their artwork mainly comprises ornaments, vessels and weapons. Most of Luristan bronze items have been recovered in funerary contexts.
Luristan Bronze Dagger
A fine Luristan bronze dagger with an ear pommel. The double-sided weapon features a flanged hilt – cast as an imitation of the inlaid flanged hilts – and a central rib.
Provenance: German private collection from Cologne.
Condition: Very fine, slightly bent, small chips to the blade, encrustations and patina cover the surface.
|Dimensions||L 29 cm|
Near East (Western Asiatic)