Framed Mesopotamian Cast Bronze Arrowhead

$62.70

A cast bronze Mesopotamian arrowhead in bilobate shape. The blade features a prominent raised midrib and tapers inwards towards the socket which would have been attached to a wooden shaft. Some chips to the head and socket.

Date: Circa 2000-1000 BC
Condition: Good condition, chips to the head and socket

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SKU: WF-12 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 378.1 g
Dimensions L 22.5 x W 15.6 cm
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