A fine Luristan Bronze Short Sword<br><em>ca. 1200 - 800 BCE</em>
A fine Luristan Bronze Short Sword<br><em>ca. 1200 - 800 BCE</em>
A fine Luristan Bronze Short Sword<br><em>ca. 1200 - 800 BCE</em>
A fine Luristan Bronze Short Sword<br><em>ca. 1200 - 800 BCE</em>

A fine Luristan Bronze Short Sword
ca. 1200 - 800 BCE

MX2203

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this very fine bronze short sword is cast using the lost wax process, and features square shoulders.   The blade, tapering to a sharp point, has a prominent midrib and blood channels, and a circular crescent guard encloses the upper part of the midrib. The hilt curves inward from a splayed pommel forming concave sides and is flanged to receive an inlay.

For a related example, see Oscar White Muscarella, "Bronze and Iron Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art" (1988), pg.102, fig. 169 and 170.

Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall, custom mounted.

Dimensions: Height: 14 1/4 inches (36 cm)

Provenance: Private Virginia collection since 1995, acquired from the German trade and previously in an old German collection acquired in the 1970s.

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