Selection of Luristan Bronze Arrowheads


A selection of Luristan cast bronze arrowheads in varying shapes and sizes. All feature bilobate blades with a central, raised midrib, and a narrow tang of differing lengths. The blades each end in barbs and are covered in varying degrees of green surface patination.

PRICED INDIVIDUALLY. Please note this is a general lot and individual selection is not available.

Date: Circa 1800-600 BC
Condition: Good condition with green surface patination and encrustation.

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SKU: RF-031 Category: Tag:

Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region situated in the in the Zagros Mountains. 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. Cast spike-butted axes are hallmarks of Luristan bronze weaponry during the First Iron Age Period, between 1200 and 1000 BC. Most Luristan bronze items have been recovered in funerary contexts. These arrowheads range in weight from 3.3-7.4g, and in length from 3.4 to 4.5cm.

Weight 5.3 g
Dimensions L 4.0 cm



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