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Lursitan bronze axe - Bronze quiver - Mace head - Spear - Dagger - Sword
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Luristan bronze quiver, 10th-8th century B.C. Iran, narrow convex rectangular shape, slightly tapering towards the end, with holes along the edges for stitching to the leather container now missing, decorated in repoussé and incision, divided into five registers representing at the top a deity in a winged and tailed ring flanked by two adorants, three female figures below, two bearded men facing each other and in the bottom panel a hero battling lion or leopard, 60 cm long. Private…

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Luristan bronze maces head, 1000 B.C. Iran. Private collection

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Luristan helmet, Persia, c 9th-7th Century BCE. In the 3rd and 4th millennium BCE migrant tribes settled down in the Zagros Mountains of Iran. Kassites, an ancient people who spoke neither an Indo-European nor a Semitic language, originated in Luristan. Luristan was invaded by Iranian Medes in the 2nd millennium BCE. Medes absorbed the indigenous inhabitants of the region, primarily Elamites and Kassites, by the time the area was conquered by Persians in the 1st millennium BCE. Luristan was…

Luristan shield boss, 8th-7th century BC Bronze of circular form, with raised center, the entire piece nicely adorned with incised and repousse relief of ibex, several holes for mounting to a wood shield, 14.6 cm diameter. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 11.1 cm long. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan Bactrian bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 11.2 cm long. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan Bactrian bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 11.2 cm long. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe heads, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan Bactrian bronze shaft hole axe heads with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 11.2 cm long max. Private collection

Luristan bronze axe head, 2nd-1st millenium B.C. Luristan bronze shaft hole axe head with rounded lunate blade, an eye in the middle, 10.6 cm long. Private collection

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