Spearhead

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age
about 1200–1100 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 535.

Dimensions

Length: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.512

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

The circular neck was joined to the shaft by a rivet, two holes surviving in the metal. The spear was cast solid, but the circular neck was hammered into its tubular form, leaving a split lengthwise along one of the flat sides. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1963: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland (said to come from Macedonia with 64.511, 64.513-515); purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund