Near Eastern lance head

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Object: Near Eastern lance head

Material: Bronze.

Period: Circa 2nd Millennium BC.
Bronze Age.

Description:    Double-edged blade, tapering to the front. It is thicker in the middle and thus reinforced. A long and tapered integral tang is at the back to mount the tip to a shaft. The piece is probably a lance head.

Dimensions: 21.7cm long.

Condition: Very good condition. Some old or recent damage to the edges. Body otherwise fully intact and covered with an attractive green patina.

Provenance: Acquired by us on the German art market in 2022. Previously in the German Pladeck family collection. Acquired into the collection in the 1960s or earlier, presumably from the art trade.

Literature: R. Gonen, Weapons of the Ancient World. Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. (1975), p. 28.

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