Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region situated in the area of modern South-Western Iran. In ancient times a number of nomadic populations, such as the Medes, the Kassites and eventually the Persians, settled in the area. Due to the nomadic nature of the tribes, none of the Luristan bronzes were of great size, since it was required for them to be light and portable. Their artwork mainly comprises ornaments, vessels and weapons. Most of Luristan bronze items have been recovered in funerary contexts.
Selection of Bronze Luristan Arrowheads
A selection of bronze arrowheads of differents sizes from the Luristan Empire. They all feature a triangular shape with central raised mid-rib, a short socket and a tang for fitting onto the wooden shaft. A nice light green patination is visible on the bronze.
Condition: Very fine condition.