Luristan Bronze Sword Blade

$541.37

A fine Luristan bronze sword blade featuring a double-edged blade with a wide raised mid-rib. The narrow straight sides lead to a unique tri-pointed finial which would have been attached to a hilt. The entire blade is covered in a beautiful green patination with some earthly encrustation.

Date: Circa 1800-600 BC
Condition: Very fine condition.

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SKU: CS-271 Category: Tag:

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 weapons have been recovered in funerary contexts, suggesting that such weapons would have been used not only in everyday life but also with ceremonial purposes.

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

Weight 209.6 g
Dimensions L 41.5 cm
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Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item number 61.261.6

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