University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: MS1525
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Bizentium
Locus: Trench Tomb
Date Made: 8-7 c BC
Early Date: -800
Late Date: -600
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Wood
Length: 28.8cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number772 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Bronze. With wood haft still fitted into the metal and bound around with metal bands. Spearhead. Bands consist of eight bronze spirals which tighten their diameter from24mm to 21 mm at their juncture with the spearhead. The edge of the spear has a notch for the end of the spiral to fit in. The spearblade is leaf shaped and fits in to an 8 sided body. Two nail or butt holes for attachment to the spear shaft are in line with the blade on opposite sides of the spearhead. The wooden shaft end is preserved to a few millimeters beyond the length of the spiral. Good preservation - wood consolidated.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 5, fig. 4; pp. 144-145, no. 107View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 18, no. 25View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Kilian, Klaus. 1970. Fruheisenzeitliche Funde aus der Sudostnekropole von Sala Consilina (Provinz Salerno).View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] Notizie degli Scavi di Antichita. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 228, 288, 304View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.136, no.111nView Objects cited in this Publication

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