Object Title

Eight diagram spear

Eight diagram spear

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XXVIL.62

Provenance

Presented by Messrs. Gould and Swayne, 1956.

Physical Description

The head of this weapon consists of a long flamboyant blade attached to a tapering socket with mouldings and facets. Over the base of this blade is fitted a brass octagon engraved and punched with a spider-web design. From one upper diagonal face and the opposite lower face issue small flamboyant blades. The shaft is of red stained wood.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 258.3 cm (101.7 in), Head length: 102.3 cm (40.3 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places China