Object Title

Spear

Spear

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XXVIL.97

Provenance

Presented by J R Gaunt and Son Ltd, 1956.

Physical Description

Slightly tapering blade with a low central ridge terminating in an angled point. At the base of the blade the lower corners are extended into curving barbs. The blade is attached to the tapering socket by a bar of square section that steps to a facetted baluster shape above a multifacetted moulding. The shaft is round of dark stained wood.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 230 cm (90.5 in), Head length: 65 cm (25.25 in), Weight: The weight of the spear is 2.35 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places China

Notes

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