Selection of Luristan Bronze Arrowheads

A selection of cast bronze Luristan arrowheads in demonstrating a leaf shaped blade.  Each features a central raised mid-rib which fades into a sharp point, short socket, and a tang for fitting onto the wooden shaft.



Date: Circa 11th - 6th century BC
Condition: Very fine condition, green patination and earthly encrustation to surface. Small chips on edges of B and C.
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Bronze weapons represent the most common examples of Luristan metalwork and some of the finest weaponry then available. Among these, shaft-hole axes, adzes and pick-axes have been reported in great number and variety of forms, and have been vital to understanding the chronology and development of bronze metallurgy in the Lorestan region. Specifically, axe-heads such as this fine example reflect the influence of Elamite and Mesopotamian metalwork in the area. Mostly recovered in funerary contexts, Luristan weapons were likely to have been used not only in everyday life, but also hold ceremonial purposes.

To discover more about the Luristan Empire, please visit our relevant blog post: The Luristan Empire: Beauty of Bronze.


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