Spear

Roman


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 602.

Dimensions

13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

88.628

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

This consists of a cylindrical shaft and point with fish-barbs. The shaft is bent. Pale green patina.

Provenance

By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation