Arrowheads of this type have been recovered across many different ancient cultures inhabiting the Anatolian and Near Eastern regions during the Iron Age and were used in battles and for hunting. Mesopotamia (Ancient Greek: Μεσοποταμία – “land between rivers”, the Tigris and the Euphrates) is a historical region in the Middle East which included most of today’s Iraq and parts of modern-day Iran, Syria and Turkey. The area, characterised by fertile lands, saw the rise of the first complex urban centre and is, consequently, often referred to as the “cradle of civilisation”. Historically important centres in Mesopotamia included Uruk, Ur, Nippur, Nineveh, and Babylon.
Framed Mesopotamian Arrowhead
A finely cast Mesopotamian bronze arrowhead featuring a small triangular-shaped blade, with a slightly raised midrib which fades into a sharp point. The straight cutting edges terminate into long barbs, one of which is slightly chipped, and then slope into a relative long stem and a short square-sectioned tang. Minor chips to the barbs and green patination to the surface.
Condition: Good condition, minor chips to one of the barbs