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Sasani - IRAN

Sasani - IRAN

Urartu culture, modern day Iran/Armenia, ca. 850 to 590 BCE. Heavy bronze dagger with nearly triangular blade, inserted into wide rounded hilt, with an incredible pommel at the end. The hilt of this sword is one of the most interesting to have passed across my desk. The thin part would have been wrapped with perishable material when it was in use, further highlighting the delicate bronzework of the pommel. Urartu (also known as the Kingdom of Ararat or the Kingdom of Van), had such skill…

Urartu culture, modern day Iran/Armenia, ca. 850 to 590 BCE. Heavy bronze dagger with nearly triangular blade, inserted into wide rounded hilt, with an incredible pommel at the end. The hilt of this sword is one of the most interesting to have passed across my desk. The thin part would have been wrapped with perishable material when it was in use, further highlighting the delicate bronzework of the pommel. Urartu (also known as the Kingdom of Ararat or the Kingdom of Van), had such skill…

File:Ibex-Head Ornament, about 525-450 BC, Achaemenid, Iran, bronze - Cleveland Museum of Art -

File:Ibex-Head Ornament, about 525-450 BC, Achaemenid, Iran, bronze - Cleveland Museum of Art -

Luristan Bronze Cheekpieces, ex-Sothebys, ex-Christies

Luristan Bronze Cheekpieces, ex-Sothebys, ex-Christies

Bust Statue of Shahanshah King Cyrus the Great king of the four corners of the World #IRAN

Bust Statue of Shahanshah King Cyrus the Great king of the four corners of the World #IRAN

persia~ (Rhyton) in lapis lazuli and gold Iran, Achaemenid, 6th/5th century BC

persia~ (Rhyton) in lapis lazuli and gold Iran, Achaemenid, 6th/5th century BC

Iran stone door inlet with lion-griffins and vase with lotus leaf, parthian period. Metropolitan museum newoyork.

Iran stone door inlet with lion-griffins and vase with lotus leaf, parthian period. Metropolitan museum newoyork.

Stele of Ushumgal Date: 2900–2700 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabasterCollection | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stele of Ushumgal Date: 2900–2700 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabasterCollection | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Iran/Luristan Axeblade 3000B.C.  - Thierry de Maigret

Iran/Luristan Axeblade 3000B.C. - Thierry de Maigret

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