A bronze spearhead
Eastern Zhou – Warring States period (4th - 3rd century BC)
The blade is of elongated triangular section with sharp edges cast with a sunken conforming lappet. The tapering socket is cast with further archaic motifs and flanked by two angular loops. The surface shows extensive malachite encrustation.
19 cm long
Formerly in the collection of Angele Louise Maggi-Spaulding
Angele Louise Maggi-Spaulding (1924-2005) was the granddaughter of Julius Maggi (1846-1912), founder of the Maggi seasoning and soup concern.
Two very similar spearhead are illustrated in The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities Stockholm, Bulletin N:o 17, New York, 1982, pls. 2 and 5.