Ceremonial mace; Luristan, 9th-10th centuries B.C.
Size: 11,5'5 x 5'5 cm
Such pieces were discovered by chance in the late 1920s in the Lur area in southwestern Iran. Not much is known about this culture, except for the little that has been extracted from these bronzes, found in graves along with ceramics and other pieces. These metallic objects, of great variety, are mostly functional: axes, daggers, maces, swords, horse harnesses, clothes and hair pins, containers, figurines, etc. They are all of great quality, showing an outstanding technical level.
The horse trade, along with the participation of these people in campaigns as mercenaries and the influx of other tribes throughout the first millennium BC. opened the area to external influences, which were reflected in their bronzes. Thus, we appreciate in them details from Mesopotamia or the eastern steppes. Chronologically, most bronzes have been dated between the 11th and 7th centuries BC. extending in time but without being that moment of boom and with the corresponding previous period.
Purchased by the current owner in 2018 in London UK from an art gallery, previous, private collection owned before 1980s.
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- Mazza cerimoniale
- Secolo / Intervallo di tempo
- siglos IX-X a.C.
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