Luristan Bronze Ceremonial Flanged Macehead

GBP 395.00

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Object Description

A Luristan ceremonial flanged macehead. Cast from bronze, it features three horizontal bands of blunt trapezoid spikes. The bands are offset in relation to each other making the spikes project in an irregular pattern. The flanged head sits on top of the thinner, tubular shaft which is framed by three merged encircling bands above and below. The piece is covered with earthly encrustation that contrasts attractively with the blue-green patination.

Date: Circa 9th – 8th Century BC

Object History

Ex. collection of a London gentleman, 1990s.

Object Condition

Good condition. The macehead is mostly intact. One of the spikes is broken halfway and some others are bent near the tip. Patination and earthly encrustation cover the surface. The piece is mounted on a custom-made stand.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:7 x H:17.5 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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