Legacy dimension: L. (max.): 0.157 m.
Medium or Technique
Gold and Iron
Not On View
The spear and the socket for fitting over the shaft are of iron. Gold sheathing has been riveted on the outside of the socket from the base of the point to a rolled fillet at the lower end. From Egypt. Probably from a small cult statue, perhaps of Athena or Alexander the Great holding spear or lance.
By 1966: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; September 15, 1966: purchased from Mathias Komor for MFA by Mary B. Comstock; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, September 21, 1966
Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock