WFE 08 A bronze spearhead


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Eastern Zhou - Warring States period (4th - 3rd century BC)

The blade is of elongated triangular section with sharp edges cast with a sunken conforming lappet. The tapering socket is cast with further archaic motifs and flanked by two angular loops. The surface shows extensive malachite encrustation.

19 cm long    

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Angele Louise Maggi-Spaulding Angele Louise Maggi-Spaulding (1924-2005) was the granddaughter of Julius Maggi (1846-1912), founder of the Maggi seasoning and soup concern.

Sotheby's Amsterdam,  Maggi-Spaulding, An American European Collection, 28 November 2005, Lot 196    

Two very similar spearhead are illustrated in The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities Stockholm, Bulletin N:o 17, New York, 1982, pls. 2 and 5.

Works of Art > Early Bronzes