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Deccan, 17th century
Mony Linz-Einstein Collection
a similar example in the Junagarh Fort, Bikaner, India
A big, heavy spearhead of an exceptional design. The socket is chiseled with a seamless pattern and has some faint remains of red paint in the cavities. The blade is made of Indian wootz and probably scarf welded to the socket. Double edge-grooves converging towards the tip attribute to the the spears' powerful appearance. The blade is 38mm wide. Very good condition.
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