Luristan Bronze Bangle with Decorative Incised Patterns

$246.74

A fine Luristan bronze penannular bangle formed from one continuous rod of thick metal. The bangle has been decorated with patterned sections of incised marks and dotted motifs along the edges.

Date: Circa 10th-8th Century BC
Condition: Very fine, with signs of ageing and green patination to the surface.

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SKU: CS-295 Category: Tags: ,

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.

To discover more about the Luristan Empire, please visit our relevant blog post: The Luristan Empire: Beauty of Bronze.

Weight 161.6 g
Dimensions W 9.4 x H 8.2 cm
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Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item number 1980.225.5

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