Box of spear parts

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Title

Box of spear parts

Subject

Spears
Weapons

Description

This is a box of spear points and butts held by the Lisanby Museum at JMU. The points include both old bronze and recent iron points of several types. The points would be attached to the top of a wooden shaft, the butts to the bottom. The butts are all bronze, and could be used to stand the spear in the ground or to wound an enemy.

  1. Bronze spearhead, Luristan http://www.worldmuseumofman.org/display.php?item=1373
  2. Bronze spearhead, Africa http://www.swordsantiqueweapons.com/s772_full.html
  3. Bronze spearhead, Africa http://www.swordsantiqueweapons.com/s358_full.html
  4. Iron spearhead, Africa, possible made from railroad spike
  5. Bronze spearhead, Luristan http://www.worldmuseumofman.org/display.php?item=703
  6. Bronze spearhead
  7. Bronze spear buttcap
  8. Bronze spear buttcap
  9. Bronze spear buttcap, possibly spearhead

 

The buttcap would go on other end of spear to balance the weight of the spearhead and make it easier to use, also could be used to stand the spear upright in the dirt or inflict wounds

 

Some bronzes http://stedmundsburychronicle.com/weststowgallery/wsgallerypage_02.htm

Creator

Derek Engle (picture)

Rights

Held by Madison Art Collection, JMU

Format

JPEG

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Spear parts

Physical Dimensions

2592 x 1456 pixels

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/29837/archive/files/4ec8d7342da00c6ce0cfab2b5a978ecd.jpg

Citation

Derek Engle (picture), “Box of spear parts,” Exhibits, accessed January 22, 2019, http://derekenglehistory.com/omeka/items/show/12.