Framed Mesopotamian Bronze Arrowhead

$56.43

A finely cast Mesopotamian bronze arrowhead featuring a small leaf-shaped blade, with a slightly raised midrib which fades into a blunt point. The uneven cutting edges curve gently at the shoulders, then slope into a squared-sectioned tang, now unfortunately cut. Beautiful patination covers the surface.

The arrowhead is mounted in a custom-made frame.

Date: Circa 1800-600 BC
Condition: Very fine condition. Signs of earthy encrustation visible to the surface.

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SKU: MG-369 Category: Tag:

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.

Weight 359.6 g
Dimensions L 22.5 x W 15.5 cm
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