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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...

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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

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Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock



Legacy dimension: L. (max.): 0.157 m.

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Medium or Technique

Gold and Iron


The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Archery, Spears, Javelins