Luristan Bronze Spatula


A Luristan spatula made of bronze, and with the head of the handle shaped to resemble a coiled serpent’s head, as is typical of Luristan spatulas from this period. The spatula itself is flat and broad, tapering slightly to a rounded end. The surface is smooth and undecorated, and the spatula is mounted on a custom-made wooden stand. The piece presents green  patination, beautiful marks of the passing of time.


Date: Circa 800 BC
Condition: Extremely fine, with signs of ageing and green patina on the surface. Some earthly encrustations on the surface. The piece is solid and stable.

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Luristan craftsmen developed great skill in bronze working, producing some of the finest tools and weaponry then available. These include a great number of ornaments, tools, weapons, horse-fittings, as well as a smaller number of vessels. They have been uncovered in recorded excavations, and have generally come from burials, with a large number of them found in Lorestan Province and Kermanshah. The ethnicity of the people who created them remains unclear, though they may well have been related to the modern Lur people (who have given their name to the area).

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

Weight 56.7 g
Dimensions L 22 cm



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