A LURISTAN BRONZE AXE HEAD
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: item # 784500
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|c. 11th-8th Century B.C. Cast bronze axe head with flared blade. Characteristic of the Luristan culture in western Iran. Nice, green patina. In excellent condition. Plexiglas stand, worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price. Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority ********* The mountains of western Iran were home to a long tradition of metalworking. By the first millennium BC the kingdom of Elam, which had dominated Luristan, was weakened and the bronze workers of Luristan were free to develop their industry. The decline in the production of Luristan bronzes, some time in the later seventh century BC, was possibly due to the growing political unity of the Medes and Persians and their increasing influence on the area.|