Ancient Luristan Bronze sword, Circa 900-800 BC

Material:  Bronze
Conservation:  Damaged handle; green patina
Material:  Bronze
Dimensions:  49,5 x 8 cm
Provenance:  Jesús Vico Gallery, Spain, 2017 / All items that we offer for sale will be combined with an export approval issued by the ministry of the Spanish culture department and certificate of authenticity.
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
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The weapon in front of us is a cast bronze sword that belongs to the objects known as “Luristan bronzes”. The typologies are very varied, ranging from weapons, tools and horse accessories. Most of the bronze pieces were made as funerary objects, as this metal was part of the funerary rituals. Bronze symbolised a person’s desire for immortality and its importance is confirmed by the thousands of objects found in tombs and shrines.

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