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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 126

    TWO ITALIC BRONZE SPEAR HEADS

    CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    TWO ITALIC BRONZE SPEAR HEADS
    CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
    One lanceolate, tapering to a sharp tip, the faceted shaft hollow through as the midrib, perforated twice on each side for attachment; and one a boar spear, with straight sides tapering to a sharp point, the shaft hollow through the midrib, offset from the plain shaft with a lozenge-shaped hilt, angled forward toward the blade tip, incised stippling along the midrib, chevron at the base of the midrib, the shaft perforated twice for attachment
    Longer: 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    with Korban Gallery, London, 1987.
    English Private Collection.