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Decorated Bronze Spear from Ancient Persia

Decorated Bronze Spear from Ancient Persia


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pre AD 1000: Item # 957797
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This is an unusual bronze spear or dagger from ancient Persia (circa 1500 BC). The style is similar to many specimens attributed to the Luristan culture. However, this particular piece has an unusually pronounced guard area, faceted tang, and decorated shaft. The decorations are in the form of linear incisions on the cylindrical portion of the shaft. There is also a prominent midrib in the elegant, leaf-shaped blade. This piece measures 31 cm in length and weighs 190 grams.