London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A CENTRAL EUROPEAN COPPER ALLOY LEAF-SHAPED SPEARHEAD
BRONZE AGE, LATE 2ND-EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
The blade decorated with chased triple chevrons and 'tassle terminals' along the mid-rib and eight half spirals on either side, with chevron design between two bands on the 'dowelled' shaft
16¾ in. (42.7 cm.) long
Formerly in the Lt. Gen. A.H.L.F. Pitt-Rivers collection. Paper label inscribed in ink: "Bronze spear, Hungary, Bt of Talbot Ready p1276".
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Antiquities from Europe and the Near East in the Collection of Lord McAlpine of West Green, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1987, p. 94, no. 8.5.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Highlights from an eclectic collection that spans 5,000 years of history, offered on 25 October in London
Take a close-up look at works from our October 20th Century sales in Paris, spanning Impressionism to modern and contemporary art