Framed Mesopotamian Bronze Bilobate Arrowhead

$62.14

A finely cast Mesopotamian bilobate bronze arrowhead featuring a small ovate-shaped blade. The blade features a slightly raised midrib which fades into a sharp point. The blade’s rounded shoulders slope into a narrow tang which would have been attached to a wooden shaft. 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-366 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 352.2 g
Dimensions L 22.5 x W 15.5 cm
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