LURISTAN BRONZE SHORT SWORD

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Measurements: 26.8 cm - lenght

 

Description: A very fine bronze Luristan short sword, featuring a double-edged blade with pronounced central rib. The hilt ends in a finely decorated pommel. This is a fine piece of ancient weaponry of good size and quality.

Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region of modern day western Iran. In the ancient world it was settled by a number of peoples, such as the Medes, the Kassites, and eventually the Persians. Many small bronze objects have been found in the area – these items range from ornaments, to weapons, and even vessels. Luristan bronze goods have been found primarily in a funerary context. The Luristan Bronzes represent the art of a nomadic people, for whom all possessions needed to be light and portable.

 

Period: 1200-800 BC.

 

Condition: Extremely fine with signs of aging and earthly encrustations on the surface. The artefact displays a beautiful green patina.

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