Ancient Cypriot Bronze Spear
ca. 1600 B.C.
A beautifully patinated, long Cypriot spear; comprising a leaf-shaped blade; rectangular-sectioned midrib; gently curved shoulders and twisted tang.
Spears also called “doru” were the principal weapons of the Greek infantryman. From West Asia to Mainland Greece, bronze weaponry production flourished from the 2nd millennium BC to about 700 B.C. when it was gradually replaced by iron. Swords, spears, and arrows were exchanged via trade and war and are discovered in both civic and ritual contexts.
Very Good Condition with stunning patina; including a custom made stand. Size: H:454mm / W:51mm ; 291g