Massive Western Asiatic bronze lance head
Late 4th - 2nd millenium B.C.
Blade shaped as a triangular leaf with pronounced midrib. Massive central shaft and long thorn with quadratic cross-section, which was used to attach the blade to the wooden lance.
This lance head type appears in the late 4th millennium B.C. and was used in e.g. Iran, Anatolia and Syria in the 3rd millennium B.C., but also until the Early Bronze Age.
Length 366 mm, width 30 mm
Excellent condition, complete and undamaged. Thoroughly cleaned, with nice dark patina.
Acquired 2019 in a traditional Munich auction house. Ex French private collection which was built up in the 1960s.
H. Born and S. Hansen, Helme und Waffen Alteuropas. Sammlung Axel Guttmann. Vol. IX (Mainz am Rhein 2001) p. 93 Abb. 75 bottom row, center
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