A fine Luristan Bronze Short Sword ca. 1200 - 800 BCE
Regular price12,000 USD
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This very fine bronze short sword was cast using the lost wax process, the double edge blade with square shoulders tapering to a sharp point, that joins a rectangular guard with a triple ring grip and crescent pommel.
Reference: For related examples see: Moorey PRS, “Catalogue of Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum” (1971) pg. 80, fig. 56.
Condition: Minor blade edge roughness portraying ancient usage, with beautiful overall deep blue-green patina and areas of encrustation. The sword is intact and in excellent condition overall. A top-quality, beautiful example.
Dimensions: Length: 18 3/8 inches (46.67 cm)
Provenance: The Sheldon and Barbara Breitbart Collection of Ancient Art, ex. Christie's, NYC, Sale 8206 (1992), lot 186.
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