Luristan Bronze Dagger


Luristan Bronze Dagger

An ancient Luristan bronze dagger with elongated triangular blade embedded in a bifurcated triangular openwork hilt with disk pommel.

Ca. 1500 - 800 BC.
Length: 10 1/4 in. (26 cm).

Luristan objects, including impressive and numerous decorative bronze horse trappings and weapons, are found mainly in western Persia. Luristan artifacts are most likely the work of the ancient Medes, an Indo-European group that eventually dominated Persia.

Published: W. H. Peck and P. Slough, The Marko Collection: Antiquities, (Detroit, 1990), no. 21.

Formerly in the H. and B. Marko collection, Michigan.

Exhibited: The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Marko Collection: Antiquities, March - May 1990.

Inv#: 8111


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