Ancient Luristan Bronze Finial, Sword-knife Pommel/ Animal Form/ Persian 1000 Bc
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Ancient Luristan Bronze Finial, Sword-knife Pommel/ Animal Form/ Persian 1000 Bc:
Ancient Luristan Bronze Animal Staff Finial - Pommel
Circa 1500 BC - 500 BC
~ please scroll down for more photos ~ SIZE:
Length - 3.75" (9.5 - 2.5" (6.35 - 1.25" (3.2 cm)
Weight - DESCRIPTION:
Fine and rare bronze figural antiquity from the Luristan culture of Western Persia, circa 1500 BC to 500 BC.
This piece was sculpted in the form of an animal, possibly a bull, and was probably made as a staff finial or pommel for a knife, sword, or other weapon - tool. The form is quite abstracted and stylized with four feet and a tail integrated into the body and an elongated neck with a small head and ears on either side of a pair of very lengthy horns. There is a thick cylindrical, hollow tube-like form rising from the back which has a thick lip. Cemented into this hollow tube by encrustation, are the remains of what looks to be an iron attachment rod, possibly part of the tool or knife that this piece was originally part of.
The animal form is classic and very modernistic looking, although it was made over 2,500 years ago. AGE: Circa 1500 BC to 500 BC. CONDITION:
Good archeologically found condition, as shown in the photos and with the following noted: Thick green encrusted encrustation overall. No apparent losses to this finial or handle, although it was part of a tool or knife that is no longer present.
This piece does not presently have a display stand but it would be worth having one made. HISTORY:
This piece was purchased from an estate collection in the Point Reyes area of California several years ago. The collector obtained his collection in the late 1950s and the pieces in his collection were brought to the United States in the early 20th century. PLEASE NOTE :
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This item will be a museum quality addition to any collection of Near Eastern Antiquities and will display beautifully in any Mid Century Modern, Eames Era, Modernist or Arts and Crafts decor.
This object comes from a smoke-free, pet-free Environment and it will be carefully packed and shipped for quick and safe arrival to its new owner.
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Weight - 8.2 oz. / 233 grams