Luristan Bronze Spear head


A substantial bronze spear head with triangular blade, central strengthening rib and a long tapering rat-tail tang, offset at the base. This tail used to be mounted into a robust stick, making a solid spear for battles and fights.

Date: Circa 1000-750 BC
Period: Iron age
Condition: Well conserved, complete and intact, with light encrustations and patination.

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SKU: AS-3828 Category: Tag:

Luristan bronze comes from the province of Lorestan, a region situated in the Zagros Mountains. In ancient times a number of nomadic populations, such as the Medes and the Kassites 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 the Luristan bronze items have been recovered in funerary contexts, suggesting they had a ceremonial function.

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

Weight 171 g
Dimensions L 39.1 cm



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Reference: For similar item, see The Metropolitan Museum, New York, item number: 63.102.17

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