Skip to main content

Spearhead: O.193-1946

Object information


Unknown (Maker)


Bronze spearhead, with a raised central ridge and an ornamental blade. There are wing like ornaments on either side of the ridge, with a seal character on the socket.


History note: Purchased by Karlbeck, 1933

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Oscar Raphael

Measurements and weight

Length: 29.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Chou dynasty (1122-249 BC)
Production date: 400 BC/BCE : Warring states period

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.193-1946
Primary reference Number: 201959
Oscar Raphael number: 88
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Friday 26 June 2015 Updated: Friday 26 June 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Spearhead" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-01-19 13:57:22

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=|title=Spearhead|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-01-19 13:57:22|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: GR.5.1926


Accession Number: O.207-1946


Accession Number: E.GA.4397.1943


Accession Number: E.52.1899

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...

University of Cambridge Museums logo
Arts Council England Logo
Research England logo
The Technology Partnership logo
Brewin Dolphin Logo