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Luristan Iron-age bronze dirk or shortsword

Luristan Iron-age bronze dirk or shortsword Ancient  Luristan
A Luristan bronze dirk. The blade and hilt cast in one piece flanged hilt with a rectangular guard and semi-circular lappets on both sides which were used to secure the inlay, which would have been of wood or bone.

Circa 1000-800 BC.

Fine condition the metal stable with an olive green patina over much of the weapon, a few light accretions in places.

Length 34.4 cms (13.5 ins)

Literature: Cf. Item 48 Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmoleon Museum: P.R.S. Moorey.

Provenance: Collection Robert S, UK. acquired UK arts market 1990-2010

NB. Stand not included.

(Throughout the Ancient World, from Greece to Persia, battles raged. The skilled Ancient Persian craftsmen developed great skill in bronze working, producing some of the finest weaponry then available).
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Date 1000-800 BC.  Pre 16th Century Antiques Material Bronze Origin Middle Eastern Item code as1213a060 / K255 Status For Sale


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