Luristan Bronze Adze

£325.00

A bronze adze with short cylindrical shaft, which has been decorated with concentric circles. The relatively sharp blade is crescentic and set at a right angle to the rear horizontal blade. The weapon is flattened at the top.

Date: Circa 1200 - 900 BC
Condition: Complete and intact with light green patina under the earthy encrustations.

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Product Code: AS-3545
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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. 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).

 

Weight 596 g
Dimensions L 15 cm
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Reference: For similar types, see item 36; Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum; PRS Moorey.

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