A wonderful collection of three genuine Near Eastern Bronze Age arrowheads, dating to the Late Bronze Age approximately 1200 - 800 BC.
The bronze arrowheads with sharp points and hollow shafts, designed for insertion into a wooden tang, now long since perished.The tri-sided type is thought to have been developed for improved accuracy and piercing capability, a deadly weapon for both hunting and battle. Arrows such as this were used by the Early Cultures of Babylonia, Assyria and Anatolia. The Near East was at that time one of the most advanced regions on the planet and has been referred to as the "Cradle of Civilization". This arrow would have been used by some long-forgotten soldier, perhaps belonging to one of the mighty armies of Biblical King Nebuchadnezzar, approximately three Millennia ago. A superb display piece with an interesting history. Condition: Unrestored, in exceptional condition, with attractive patinas. Mounted on a custom made steel stand. Approximate length of each arrow: 1 inch. Height: 4 inches. Provenance: Ex. British private collection, acquired 1970's. Please note: This is a collection of genuine ancient arrows. This piece is offered for sale without reserve to promote our extensive inventory of antiquities and ancient coins. ... read more