Massive Luristan Bronze Sword

Culture: Luristan
Period: 9th-8th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 57.8 cm long
Price: 4 800 Euro
Ref: 6468
Provenance: From the old German collection R.S.
Condition: Two small nicks on on the blade, a minor missing part on the pommel, otherwise intact and of impressive quality.
Description: Large bronze sword from Luristan with a massive triangular blade, on both sides with three strong ribs. The guard is trapezoid and at the lower end decorated with two indentations. The massive grip is grooved. Particularly striking is the semi-circular pommel which reaches across the width of the guard. It has a large midrib on the outside. An impressive, very massive sword from western Iran.