Luristan Bronze


Luristan Bronze
or Lorestan Bronze

Objects excavated since the late 1920s in the valleys of the Zagros Mountains in the Luristan region of western Iran.

Dating from с 1500 to c. 500 BC, they consist of utensils, weapons, jewelry, horse trappings, belt buckles, and ritual and votive objects. They are believed to have been produced either by the Cimmerians or by Indo-European peoples of Media or Persia.

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Luristan also spelled  Lorestān,  
 any of the horse trappings, utensils, weapons, jewelry, belt buckles, and ritual and votive objects of bronze probably dating from roughly 1500–500 BC that have been excavated since the late 1920s in the Harsin, Khorramābād, and Alishtar valleys of the Zagros Mountains in the Lorestān region of western Iran, especially at the site of Tepe Sialk. Their precise origin is unknown. Scholars believe that they were created either by the Cimmerians, a nomadic people from southern Russia who may have invaded Iran in the 8th century BC, or by such related Indo-European peoples as the early Medes and Persians.

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