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 Luristan Bronze Arrowheads
A selection of bronze arrowheads of different sizes from the Luristan Empire. Item A, C, feature a triangular shape while item B is of a leaf shape. Each consists of a central raised mid-rib, a short socket and a tang for fitting onto the wooden shaft. Beautiful olive-green patination cover the surfaces.
Condition: Very fine condition with beautiful olive-green patination to the surface.