The Wallace Collection

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Boar-spear
  • Boar-spear
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1575
  • Steel and silk, etched and blackened
  • Length: 27.5 cm, blade
    Length: 25.5 cm, straps
    Weight: 2.14 kg
  • Inscription: '1575' etched
  • A934
  • European Armoury II
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Boar spear, with a symmetrical, leaf-shaped head strongly ridged in the centre and pierced with shaped apertures; the socket of octagonal section with two straps, the whole made in one piece. The surface is etched on both sides with scrolled foliage, black on a granulated ground, and the date:

    1575

    The straps are also etched with running foliage and secured by rosette-headed rivets; tassel and fringe also of yellow silk. The staff and the circular steel ferrule on the end with square spike are both modern.

    German, dated 1575.