Selection of Barbed Luristan Bronze Arrowheads

A selection of nicely patinated Luristan bronze arrowheads of different sizes. Each features a barbed triangular shape with central raised mid-rib, a short socket and long tang for fitting onto the wooden shaft. INDIVIDUALLY PRICED.

Date: Circa 11th - 6th century BC
Condition: Very good, green patination on surface, small chips on C and D.
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Luristan objects are for the majority bronze cast items decorated with bronze sculptures and there have been many discovered in the Lorestān Province. This includes many weapons, tools and finials along with small amulets and fittings. The decorative technique is predominately openwork with Scythian art influences. However, the identity of those who created these fine pieces are still unknown to this day. Animals were often featured as decorations, they ranged from mammals such as ibexes and large bird to zoomorphic creatures including griffins. A prime and popular example is the Master of Animals which usually depicts a man or women holding animals or just the animals themselves facing each other on finials or standards. This imagery can be seen across the Mesopotamian civilisations. Everyday objects were also desired which included pins and bracelets. Most of the Luristan bronze items have been recovered in funerary contexts, suggesting they had a ceremonial function.

 To find out more about metalwork in Luristan please see our relevant blog post: The Luristan Empire: Beauty of Bronze.


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