Spearhead (Mao)Artist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date3rd century BCEMedium & SupportbronzeDimensions
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 LineGift of F. Karel WiestLabel 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 TypespearheadAdditional Object Classification(s)MetalworkCollection AreaAsianRights
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