All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1177080 (stock #1102)
A fine quality Luristan Sword, ca. 1000 B.C. Approximately 18" in length with a desirable dark patina. One prominent blood ridge is seen down the middle of the blade. Fully intact save for the tang which is shortened due to breakage in antiquity. Professionally mounted.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1174181 (stock #1096)
A beautifully crafted bronze vase, being hammered rather than cast. The vase is formed in the style of an amphora, with an elongated cylindrical body rising over a button base, and a concave neck above a ledge, approximately two thirds of the way up the body. The neck then flares gently outward to form the rim. The piece is 8" in height, and is in remarkably intact condition, with a small 3/4" tear on the back side. Dates to Ca. 1000 B.C., West Iran, Luristan culture. Reference: "Art of Ancient Iran", by Mahboubian.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1124354 (stock #1059)
A lot of ten finely crafted bronze arrowheads, from Western Iran, Luristan, dating to ca.800 - 700 BC. Each is intact with nice patination, being on average 1 7/8 inches in length. The grouping is nicely mounted on a round wooden base. For reference, see Moorey, "Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in The Ashmolean Museum", plate #8. Ex. Malter Galleries, California, 2005.