The head of a bird projects from the socket of this cap, which has a design of highly stylized birds inlaid with thin bands of gold and gold wire. The cap would have been used on such a weapon as that in Karlgren, Plate 101 (50.46.40). Patina grayed light green. Bronze with gold inlay.

Butt cap for spear haft, 5th-4th century BCE

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Details
Title
Butt cap for spear haft
Role
Artist
Accession Number
50.46.47
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The head of a bird projects from the socket of this cap, which has a design of highly stylized birds inlaid with thin bands of gold and gold wire. The cap would have been used on such a weapon as that in Karlgren, Plate 101 (50.46.40). Patina grayed light green. Bronze with gold inlay.