Selection of Luristan Bronze Arrowheads

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A selection of cast bronze Luristan arrowheads in different shapes, hues, and sizes. Each feature a barbed shape, with a central raised mid-rib, short socket and long tang for fitting onto the wooden shaft. Arrowhead B displays a shorter head than the others, with green patination. Arrowheads A and C have longer heads however, A is dappled heavily with earthly encrustation and green patination, C has a vibrant blue tone. INDIVIDUALLY PRICED.

Date: Circa 1800-600 BC
Condition: Very fine condition, green patination and earthly encrustation to surface. Arrowhead A has slight chips to the barbs.
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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.

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

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