Luristan Bronze Spiked Cudgle

13860. Luristan Bronze Spiked Cudgle

Ca. 9th to 7th Century BC.

Cast long slender shaft hole tube with areas of spiked protruding projections.

Size 6-3/4 inches H + 9-5/8 inches on wood block mount.

For further information and similar examples see Bronze and Iron, Anceint Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Oscar White Muscarella. There is a large corpus of metal work excavated from the ancient Near East. Luristan artisits are perhaps the most famous as mounted nomadic warriors with fancy horse trappings, master-of-the-animal finials, standards, cheekpieces swords, daggers and mace heads such as this example

Ex DK NY private Collection, Acq 2000s


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