A fine Luristan bronze sword blade featuring a short tang pierced for attachment to a hilt. The bifacial blade displays a long ovate shape with a wide, prominent central midrib. Two deep fullers run parallel along the centre from the sharp point to midway. The raised, wider section of the sword is framed by two additional fullers, which fade into the rounded base. A beautiful blue and green patination remains on the surface.
Date: 1800-600 BC