Luristan Bronze Rat-Tail Spear Head

GBP 275.00

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Object Description

A Luristan cast bronze spear-point featuring a short triangle-shaped double-edged blade with raised mid-rib, and a substantial shank, flaring into a square-section tail, which ends with a slight angled bend of a thinner tang. This ‘rat-tail’ construction inserted into a wooden shaft reduced further splitting upon use. Spearheads of this type are more commonly found in the territories of ancient Western Persia (modern Iran) and were used through the late Bronze Age into the Early Iron Age.

Date: Circa 1800-600 BC

Object Literature

For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item number 61.261.2

Object Condition

Good condition, some green and brown patination to the surface.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    H:30.5 centimeters

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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
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