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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
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at 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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