9 December 2008,
Price realised USD 8,750
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A MYCENAEAN BRONZE SPEAR HEAD
LATE HELLADIC III, CIRCA 1400-1100 B.C.
The elongated leaf shaped blade with a raised midrib, flattened on the edges and coming to a sharp point, perforated on each side toward the base, the conical shaft hollow
18½ in. (47 cm.) long
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For related examples from Olympia and Delphi see pls. 43-44 in Avila, Bronzene Lanzen-und Pfeilspitzen er griechischen Spätbronzezeit, Prähistorische Bronzefunde. V, bd. 1.
with Korban Gallery, London, 1987.
English Private Collection.
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