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Ancient Persian Bronze Age Quad Arrow Head Weapon - 1200 B.c. For Sale
An exceptional, genuineAncient Near Eastern Bronze Age Arrow, dating to approximately 1200-800 B.C.
The beautiful,robust arrow survives with complete tang and is ofelegant quadrilateral form, withshallow mid-rib.The patina is exquisite - a mixture of bright green (malachite) and bright blue (azurite).
Arrows such as this were used by the Early Cultures of Babylonia, Assyria and Anatolia. The Near East was at that time one of the most advanced regions on the planet and has been referred to as the "Cradle of Civilization". This arrow would have been used by some long-forgotten soldier, perhaps belonging to one of the mighty armies of Biblical King Nebuchadnezzar, approximately three Millennia ago.
A fantastic display piece with an interesting history.
Condition: Unrestored, Exceptional condition.
Length:4 1/2 inches.
Ex. Axel Guttmann Collection. Guttmannwas without doubt the most famous collector ofancient militariain the modern era, many of his pieces being published in several volumesby authors Hermann Born & Ursula Seidl. His collection was sorich that a Museum wascreated in Berlin to househis many objects.This arrow is one of the finest from the Guttmann collection, and was exhibited in his Museum in Berlin, Germany in the1990's.
An imageof the original bowl containing all of the Guttman arrows, clearly showing them to be of this type, will be provided to the winning buyerupon request. Beware many arrows that are falsely attributed to the Guttmann collection!
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