Ancient Persian craftsmen developed great skill in bronze working, producing some of the finest tools and weaponry then available. These include a great number of ornaments, tools, weapons, horse-fittings, as well as a smaller number of vessels. They have been uncovered in recorded excavations, and have generally come from burials, with a large number of them found in Lorestan Province and Kermanshah, western Iran. The ethnicity of the people who created them remains unclear, though they may well have been Persian, and possibly related to the modern Lur people (who have given their name to the area).
Luristan Bronze Spatula
A Luristan spatula made of bronze, and with the head of the handle shaped to resemble a coiled serpent’s head.
Condition: Extremely fine, with signs of ageing and green patina on the surface. Some earthly encrustations on the surface. The piece is solid and stable.