Luristan Bronze Spear Blade


Luristan Bronze Spear Blade

A ancient Luristan bronze spear blade with a barbed blade perforated at the ends and through the short tang.

Ca. 2000-1500 BC.
Length: 8 in. (20 cm).

Luristan objects, including impressive and numerous decorative bronze horse trappings and weapons, are found mainly in western Persia. Luristan artifacts are most likely the work of the ancient Medes, an Indo-European group that eventually dominated Persia.

Formerly in the Arthur M. Sackler collection (1913-1987), acquired prior to 1970.

Inv#: 4722


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