Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.96

Provenance

Presented by J R Gaunt and Son Ltd, 1956.

Physical Description

Simple flat blade with straight sides tapering slightly towards an acutely angled point. The base of the blade is drawn out to form two outward curving barbs. Below the blade, the head continues as a rectangular bar that terminates in two steps to a baluster shape above a multifaceted moulding and the long tapering socket. The blade is fitted to a round stained wood shaft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 2060 mm (81.25 in), Head length: 830 mm (32.75 in), The width across the barbs is 125 mm. Weight: The spear weighs 2.2 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places China

Notes

See Vienna Museum fur Volkerkunde nos 131202, 131211 and 109243-4 with riveted sockets, A Janata, Zur Typologie chinesischer Stangenwaffen', Archiv fur Volkerkunde 20, 1966, pp. 15, 27 figs 5, 15. Another in the colelction of Daniel Green, 2008.