Luristan Bronze Spear Blade
Weapon; Spear Blade, Bronze.
A long tapered insertion tang. It features blue-green surface patinas, minor edge roughness, otherwise intact.
Luristan (or Lorestan) is a province of western Iran in the Zagros Mountains. This area was populated by migrant tribes in the 3rd and 4th millennium BC. An ancient people known as the Kassites, who had no Semitic or Indo-European language, originated in Luristan. In the 2nd millennium BC, the region was invaded and settled by the Iranian Medes, and then by the Persians a millennium later.
The rich history and culture of this region has resulted in fascinating artifacts, especially known for their high quality bronze, that would make a fine addition to any collection of ancient art, weapons, and general items.