Shang Dynasty Bronze Spear Sackler Collection - For Sale
Shang Dynasty Bronze Spear Sackler Collection
Here is an incredible opportunity to own an authentic Shang Dynasty (1700-1100 BC) spear head from ancient China. This particular piece was formerly in the famed Arthur M. Sackler collection. The auction tag from Christies showing the sale and lot number will remain with the piece. It is solid and stable and has some fantastic crystal formations in the patina. There are mineralized remains of decorations that were tied to the perforations in the blade. There are remnants of wood fibers in the socket as well. It is slightly bent (as can be seen in the photos) but is otherwise an outstanding example of a very rare type. Add the fact that it has documented provenance from one of the world's most famous collections and you have an incredible buy. I will also provide the buyer with one of our detailed condition reports at less than half the regular price if desired. This piece measures 26.5 cm in length and 6.5 cm across at the widest point. It weighs 397 grams.