Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1471-1499

Object Number

VII.1530

Provenance

Purchased Sotheby's 6 December 1951, Lot 22, with VII.1529 ans VII.1531-VII.1534

Physical Description

Sharply tapering blade stamped with a 'horseshoe' shaped mark on each face near the socket. From the socket an asymetrical cross-piece curves forward on one side in the same plane as the blade, the opposite end of the cross-piece forms a bolt which passes through the socket and haft and is held by a nut. The haft is octagonal.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 93.5 in., Length of head: 25.25 in., Max. width of head (including fluke): approx. 100 mm (4 in.) Weight: 4 lb. 12 oz.

Associations

Places Italy