possibly Japanese

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 370

Although this bronze spearhead was acquired in Southwestern Japan, it does not match the form of examples excavated in Japan and is thus likely to have originally made elsewhere. The lobe on the socket, which is not pierced to be tied to a shaft, and the blunt edges of the head indicate that the object was probably intended for ritual or votive purposes.

Spearhead, Bronze, possibly Japanese

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