Luristan ceremonial bronze mace head Luristan mace head.. Product #: AS-3119 Regular price: $300.00 $300.00 In Stock
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Luristan ceremonial bronze mace head

Product Code: AS-3119
Height: 18.8CM

£300.00

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A cast bronze tubular mace head head with flared rim to socket mouths and bulbous flanged section to the upper end decorated with a series of rounded oval shaped knobs. A piercing on the lower rim for fixing to the (probably) wooden handle.

Un-cleaned and with encrustations but good stable bronze with patches of olive-green patination.

Luristan area of Western Persia:
2nd millenium BC.

 
It is thought that such items may have been mounted on a shaft as a symbol of rank, perhaps derivative from a true weapon of similar form.
 
For details of maces, see pp 90-97; Catalogue...

A cast bronze tubular mace head head with flared rim to socket mouths and bulbous flanged section to the upper end decorated with a series of rounded oval shaped knobs. A piercing on the lower rim for fixing to the (probably) wooden handle.

Un-cleaned and with encrustations but good stable bronze with patches of olive-green patination.

Luristan area of Western Persia:
2nd millenium BC.

 
It is thought that such items may have been mounted on a shaft as a symbol of rank, perhaps derivative from a true weapon of similar form.
 
For details of maces, see pp 90-97; Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmoleon Museum by P.R.S. Moorey; Oxford University Press 1971.

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