Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.17

Provenance

Formerly in the Tower collection as XV.745, transferred to the B.M. in 1913 and returned to the Tower in 1954. Loaned to the Horniman Museum on 29.4.67.

Physical Description

Consisting of a leaf shaped blade broadening at the base where there is a moulded neck joining the tang. The dark wood shaft is ribbed for the entire length and mounted with a large silver collar below the head, decorated with a band of filigree at the top and bottom. From the centre of the shaft down are three bunches of white hair. At the base the shaft is carved with a facetted butt.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the spear is 2280 mm, the length of the head being 270 mm. Weight: The weight of the spear is 1.1 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Malayan