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Ancient Persian Luristan Bronze Age Short Sword - 1200 BC
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A beautifully preserved ancient Persian Bronze Age sword or dagger, dating to approximately 1200 - 800 B.C.

This ancient weapon has a beautiful patina. It is cast in one piece, with fanned pommel and recessed hilt; which would have once been decorated with wood or bone inlays, now long since perished. 

This piece was produced by the expert bronze working society known to us as the Luristans, and would have originally formed part of the burial contents of an elite Persian warrior. These individuals often served as mercenaries in the service of rulers in the lowlands of Mesopotamia.

The ancient inhabitants of mountainous Luristan were pastoralists and would have followed an annual cycle of migration between their warm low-lying winter pastures and the high cooler summer grazing grounds. Their production of these remarkable bronze artifacts for which ancient Luristan society is primarily known took place largely during the winter months, when the low lying valleys were packed with their tented encampments. The Assyrian king Sennacherib's account of a campaign in Luristan territory vividly illustrates how the land would have been full of these temporary settlements:

"And their settlements which were numberless, I destroyed, I devastated, I turned to ash. The houses of the steppe, namely their tents, wherein they dwelt, I set on fire"

A powerful piece of ancient near eastern weaponry, expertly produced by an adaptable and fierce society.

Length of weapon: 14  inches.

Condition: Unrestored. Beautiful patina.  

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Ex. British Private Collection.

Ex London Art Market.

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