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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Type:Armament; Fishing/Trapping/Hunting
Place Made:Asia; Central Asia; India
Accession Number:  MH SK L.A.1.6
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College

A hunting spear from the north of India. Head long, thin, and narrow, with a central heavy ridge, long tapering point, and 3 5/8" socket. Sharpened on both edges with double bevel. Long, thin, round shaft of a dark, hard, slightly twisted wood, and bound at two places at the end with spirally wound 3/8" flat brass tape.
Presented by Mr. Lansing Hammond, who received them from the Prof. Boltwood collection.
Weights: 9.5 ozs
Head: 17 5/8" x 1 1/8"
Shaft: 44 3/4" x 13/32"

spears; weapons

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