Luristan Bronze Openwork Pendant

$232.76

A Luristan bronze pendant featuring a circular body modelled in openwork technique. A cross motif centralises the pendant with cut out symmetrical sections. The pointed terminal extends in a loop at the top, and a protruding lower knob at the bottom. A circular knob enriches the pendant’s body, directly centred. Some patination remains on the surface.

Date: Circa 1800-600 BC
Provenance: Ex London Collection, formed between 1990-present.
Condition: Fine Condition

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SKU: SA-21 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.

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

Weight 14.18 g
Dimensions L 6.4 x W 4.5 cm
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