Luristan Bronze Spearhead

£ 100.00

A Bronze age spearhead featuring a leaf shaped blade, with rounded shoulders and an elevated midrib. The spearhead has a square-section shank leading to a rectangular, hooked tang. There are some minor chips along the blade’s edge.


Period: Circa 1800-600 BC
Condition: Good condition, surface is covered in green patination. There are some minor chips and earthly encrustations.


SKU: AF-05 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 of Luristan bronze items have been recovered in funerary contexts.

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

Weight 136 g
Dimensions L 22.6 x W 4.2 cm



Reference: For a similar item see: The British Museum, item 1963,1218.4

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