Two Luristan Bronze Spear Blades

Two Luristan Bronze Spear Blades

Two ancient Luristan bronze spear blades with short perforated tangs.

Ca. 2000-1500 BC.
Maximum 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#: 4840


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