Large Luristan Ear Pommel Sword

Culture: Luristan
Period: End of 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 69 cm long
Price: 4 000 Euro
Ref: 6288
Provenance: Old Belgian private collection. Thence with André Munter Archeologie, Brussels, Belgium. There acquired on 11 March 2002 by another Belgian private collection. Accompanied by a certificate from André De Munter, Brussels, Belgium. On the back of the certificate a sticker with a stamp of a court inspcetion dated 26 Jun 2009 with the signature of the law clerk F. Coene N.
Condition: Excellently preserved.
Description: Solid and very long bronze sword worked out of two pieces. The hilt with a rectangular profile tapering off to crescent-shaped horn, which overlap the blade. The ear-shaped, hollow pommel on the sides with tilting fans, namesaking the sword. The pointed blade with a curved middle ridge.