Luristan, Western Iran, c. 1000 - 800 BC. Gorgeous slender bronze dagger. Blade and handle cast as one piece, open areas and flanges in handle that once held bone or stone inlays; fan-shaped pommel. The base of the blade is decorated with an incised band of cross-hatching with triangles above, the edges of the blade sharpened in antiquity with nicks to edge from use.
A Luristan bronze sword
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Shirez Canyon; Kuhdasht County, Lorestan Province, Iran (Persian: تنگه شیرز؛ شهر کوهدشت، استان لرستان) Credit: M. Esfandiar
Jar | Iran, Luristan | Iron Age II - III, ca. 1000-600 BCE | Freer and Sackler Galleries
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