Ancient Near East Luristan Bronze Age Split Ear Pommel Sword - 1000 BC. An ancient Near Eastern Luristan bronze split ‘ear’ pommel sword, dating to around 1000 BC. A formidable Bronze Age sword. The long blade with a broad mid-rib, tapering to a point, the bifurcated pommel cast onto the hilt, itself separately cast to the blade and joined with a v-shaped section. The distinctive shape of the pommel has hollow sections which would once have contained inlays of bone or wood. At first glance this impressive sword would appear to be utilitarian weapon, designed simply for battle. But look closer and you will see that the blacksmith has taken time to inscribe various patterns across the hilt and pommel; geometric sketches and even an abstract face mask. A care and attention that suggests this was a prized object in antiquity. A fine example of an iconic Near Eastern sword type; it is hard to find a genuine example on the market in this condition.
- Price: $4,700.00 - In stock