Lot 81: Luristan Bronze Socketed Spearhead
07 November 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
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Luristan, modern-day Iran, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. A beautiful bronze socketed spearhead with fine details on one side showing how it was cast and then hammered into shape. It is relatively rare to find a weapon with such clear evidence for how it was made. This type of weapon probably ended its first life as a grave good in the tomb of one of Luristan's nomadic horse warriors. Size: 8.25" L x 1.25" W (21 cm x 3.2 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Estate of John Piscopo. Mr. Piscopo was one of the largest collectors of ancient weapons in the US with a collection that spanned all cultures, all ages.
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Condition Report: Slight wear to edges of blade and end of socket