Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XXVIL.100

Provenance

Presented by Messrs. Gould and Swayne, 1956.

Physical Description

The blade is of flattened lozenge section with a medial ridge on both sides. Below the point the edges are shaped as a series of rounded lobes that terminate in a shallow rectangular portion. This upper part ressembles a Buddhist tomb stone. Below this the blade widens, the outer corners being drawn out and curled into tight loops, then narrows gradually to a round shaft. Below this is a multifacetted moulding, a further slightly waisted section and finally a further moulding and the socket. The blade is fitted to a round wood shaft that has a brass collar around the butt. Identified with concentric corrosion, February 2005.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 2570 mm (101.75 in), Head length: 998 mm (39.25 in) Weight: The weight of the spear is 3.45 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places China