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An iron spear
Property from the Paul F. Walter Collection
An iron spear

INDIA, DECCAN, BIJAPUR SULTANATE, 18TH CENTURY

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An iron spear
India, Deccan, Bijapur Sultanate, 18th century
In two parts originally joined to a wooden shaft, the terminal finely worked in relief with a floral pattern all over terminating in a fluted bulb, the blade with a floral vine at the center emerging from the mouth of a lion rising from the matching shaft, both with a rich brown patina overall
18½ in. (47 cm.) max length
Provenance
Acquired in 1991

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