Luristan Bronze Flanged Dagger

Luristan Bronze Flanged Dagger

Weight

2lb.

Height

13"

Width

1.75"

Depth

1.75"

Description
  • Description: Luristan, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. This is a flanged cast bronze dagger that at one time would have had a handle made of wood, stone, or bone. Luristan, in modern-day northwestern Iran, was in a relatively crowded area in the Bronze Age, near the competing interests of the Babylonians and the Elamites. The mountain tribesmen of Luristan served as mercenaries for both of these powers and many of them were buried alongside daggers like these. Size: 13.15″ L x 1.35″ W (33.4 cm x 3.4 cm)