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Spearhead (Mao)

Accession Number
1981/2.68

Title
Spearhead (Mao)

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
3rd century BCE

Medium & Support
bronze

Dimensions
13 1/4 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 7/8 in. ( 33.6 cm x 4.5 cm x 2.2 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of F. Karel Wiest

Label copy
The spearhead was a later invention among bronze weaponry. It was designed for the infantry to protect themselves against the cavalry. It could also be combined with a blade to form a halberd, used on horseback for piercing and cutting.

Primary Object Classification
Arms and Armor

Primary Object Type
spearhead

Additional Object Classification(s)
Metalwork

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
weaponry

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