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A fine Luristan bronze flanged short Sword, ca 1200-800 BC - Sands of Time Ancient Art
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A fine Luristan bronze flanged short Sword, ca 1200-800 BC

cast in one piece using the lost wax process, the fine, sharp blade tapers with a low, broad midrib; the guard juts out slightly to form two points and tapers into a flanged hilt.  The flanges are complete and the wedge shaped pommel with single rivet hole retains, in position the original rivet, a band of simple chased geometric decoration runs round the outer edge of the hilt.  

For related example, see Moorey PRS, " Catalogue of Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum" (1971), 70-71, fig 50.

Condition: Intact overall in excellent condition, expected minor losses to hilt flanges that do not detract.  Museum quality custom mount.  A wonderful piece! 

Dimensions: Length: 15.5 inches (39.3 cm)

Provenance:  Private Missouri collection from 2001, previously in the Phillip Adams Collection of Ancient Art, Sydney Australia since 1970's.

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