Very Large Ancient Near Eastern Luristan Bronze Age Spear - 1200 Bc For Sale
One of the largest and heaviest Near Eastern spears that we have seen - A Near Eastern Bronze Age heavy copper leaf shaped spear, dating to approximately 1800 - 1200 B.C.
The beautiful, extremelyelegant examplesurvives with complete edges and is of typical leaf-shaped form, with pronounced mid-rib. The heavy blade is extremely well preserved.
Spearssuch 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". The spearwould have been used by some long-forgotten soldier, perhaps belonging to one of the mighty armies of Biblical King Nebuchadnezzar, approximately three Millennia ago.
Condition: Intact and Unrestored, in exceptional condition; there arethe remains ofbinding on the handle visible, as shown.
Ex. British private collection, acquired on the London Market.
The stand shown is property of the photography studio.
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