Luristan Bronze Bowl


A fine Luristan smooth and undecorated bowl, cast in bronze. The item features a bulbous body which leads to a vertical, concave neck with an everted rim. The bowl rests on a slightly rounded base. Beautiful green and red patination adorns the surface.


Date: Circa 8th century BC
Condition: Excellent condition; fine dark green patination is visible to the exterior.


SKU: AF-08 Category: Tag:

The Bronze Age period, 3300 BC to 1200 BC, was signified by the use of bronze, during this time, civilisations would produce the bronze by mixing copper, tin and other metals or would trade their own products for bronze from elsewhere. Bronze was more durable against the other metals available during the time and it revolutionised everyday objects, ranging from vessels to agricultural tools to weapons. The Near East and Western Asia were the first regions to start using bronze which aided the rise of the Mesopotamian civilisation of Sumer. Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region situated in the area of modern South-Western Iran. Bronze vessel, such as this fine bowl, would have been used in everyday life but also buried together with the deceased.

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

Weight 226 g
Dimensions L 16.1 x W 15.8 cm



Reference: For a similar item see: The British Museum, item 1957,0513.1

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