Beautiful Luristan Bronze Sword with Hard-Stone Pommel


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Object Description

An extremely fine and substantial Luristan cast bronze sword featuring a long triangle-shaped double-edged blade and a prominent mid-rib with lightly incised lines running parallel towards the tip. The hilt is cylindrical and connects to the blade in a crescent shape. The pommel is carved from hard stone, possibly granite, and modelled in a spherical shape, and further embellished by a carved geometric decoration; it is extremely rare and unusual to find Luristan swords with intact hard stone pommels. The entire sword is covered in a beautiful green and light brown patination. Blades of this type are more commonly found in the territories of ancient Western Persia (modern Iran) and were used from the late Bronze Age onwards.

Date: Circa 1800-600 BC

Object Literature

For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 1974.47.1.

Object Condition

Good condition, some green patination on the surface.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    H:63.9 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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