Luristan Bronze Ceremonial Macehead Luristan macehead.. Product #: AS-3386 Regular price: $595.00 $595.00 In Stock
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Luristan Bronze Ceremonial Macehead

Product Code: AS-3386
Height: 16.3CM

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A Luristan ceremonial bronze macehead of tubular shape, with two offset groups of projecting spikes and decorated with both vertical and horizontal twisted-rope borders in relief.

Fine condition; complete and intact; good stable bronze with patches of olive-green patination; with accretions. 

Iron-Age: Luristan area of Western Persia:
Circa 9th-8th century 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.

cf. item 97; Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmoleon Museum by P.R.S. Moorey; Oxford University Press 1971

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A Luristan ceremonial bronze macehead of tubular shape, with two offset groups of projecting spikes and decorated with both vertical and horizontal twisted-rope borders in relief.

Fine condition; complete and intact; good stable bronze with patches of olive-green patination; with accretions. 

Iron-Age: Luristan area of Western Persia:
Circa 9th-8th century 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.

cf. item 97; Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmoleon Museum by P.R.S. Moorey; Oxford University Press 1971

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