Luristan Bronze Sword
An ancient Luristan bronze sword with a long tapering double-edged blade. The sword has incised decoration on the guard and a split-ear pommel.
Ca. 1500 - 800 BC.
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.
Cf. British Museum inv. no. 1904,1202.1, found at Ardabil in Iran.
Formerly in a Pennsylvania private collection.