Luristan Bronze Spearhead


A Luristan cast bronze spear-point with a large double-edged blade with a prominent rounded midrib that flows into short conical section at the base. This was originally mounted onto a robust wooden stick, making a solid spear for battles and fights. The item presents green encrustations consistent with time and age.

Period: Circa 1200-800 BC
Condition: Very fine, nicely preserved with the tip intact. Signs of aging and minor chips to the surface.

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SKU: FP-63 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 256 g
Dimensions L 44.6 cm



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

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