• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 264

    A LURISTAN BRONZE SHORT SWORD

    CIRCA 12TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A LURISTAN BRONZE SHORT SWORD
    CIRCA 12TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
    With crescentic pommel decorated with large knobs, with ribbed hilt, 16 in. (40.7 cm.) long; and a group of six other Luristan bronze and iron short swords and daggers including four with ear-shaped pommels, another with crescentic pommel, all with iron blades, all 12th-7th Century B.C., 19 in. (48 cm.) long max. (7)


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    Provenance

    English private collection, late 1970s - early 1980s.