Object Title

Eight diagram spear

Eight diagram spear

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.63

Provenance

Presented by J R Gaunt and Son Ltd, 1956.

Physical Description

This lance is similar in all respects to XXVIL.62. It consists of a long tapering socket that terminates in a multifacetted moulding. Above this the blade swells to provide a base for an ocagonal brass boss. Above the boss the blade becomes wavy with very blunt edges. The brass boss has on each face the eight trigrams surrounding the ying yang symbol. From opposite diagonal sides protrude two small side blades.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 241 cm (94.75 in), Head length: 83.5 cm (32.75 in), Weight: The weight of the spear head is 1.49 kg, the shaft being 1.35 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places China