Luristan Spearhead with Incised Decoration

GBP 225.00

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Object Description

A finely cast Luristan bronze socketed spearhead featuring a leaf-shaped double-edged blade with a raised midrib. The socketed long tubular shaft allowed the blade to connect to a hilt, and is enriched by three bands of finely incised chevron pattern decoration to the neck. The entire blade is covered in a beautiful patination, in different hues of green. 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 History

Ex Abelita family collection, 1970s-2000s.

Object Condition

Fine condition, minor edge of shaft missing. Beautiful green patination across the surface and some earthly encrustation.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:25 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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