Luristan point of a spear or arrow

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Object: Luristan spearhead or arrowhead

Material: Bronze.

Period: 1300 BC to 800 BC.
Iron Age I to II.

Description:    Double-edged blade of a small spear or large arrow. It is tapering to the front. A longitudinal mid-rib reinforces the blade. Two hooks are at the rear end. It terminates in a long tang with square cross-section to mount the point to the shaft of the spear. It is a weapon point from Luristan, in today northern Iran.

Dimensions: 8.6cm long.

Condition: Very good condition. Some old or recent damage to the edges. Body otherwise fully intact and covered with an attractive green patina.

Provenance: Acquired by us on the German art market in 2022. Previously in the German Pladeck family collection. Acquired into the collection in the 1960s or earlier, presumably from the art trade.

References: Cf. G. Zahlhaas, Luristan, Antike Bronzen aus dem Iran, p. 35, cat. no. 52.
Cf. M. J. Sanchez Beltran, Catalogo de los bronces de Luristan en el Museo Arqueologico Nacional, p. 25, fig. 5, no. 13.
Cf. W. Meier-Arendt, Archäologische Reihe 4, Bronze und Keramik aus Luristan, p. 16, no. 2.

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