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Spear
  • Spear
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy or Spain
  • 17th century
    19th century (staff)
  • Iron or steel, paint and gold, gilded and chiselled
  • Length: 203.2 cm
    Length: 22.6 cm, head
    Weight: 3.685 kg
  • A1021
  • European Armoury III
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  • Spear, with a small, pointed, leaf-shaped head of flattened diamond section. It is held in the jaws of a monster which rises from a kind of capital, from the sides of which project four short spikes. Socket of circular section chiselled with acanthus ornament at the base. The chiselled parts retain traces of gilding. Modern staff, painted black.

    Italian or Spanish, 17th century.