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 Bronze Arrowhead
A finely cast Mesopotamian bronze bilobate arrowhead with rounded convex cutting edges. A prominent midrib features down the centre which fades into a sharp point. The blade tapers inwards towards the socket which would have been attached to a wooden shaft.
The arrowhead is mounted in a custom-made frame.
Condition: Very fine condition. Signs of earthy encrustation visible to the surface.