The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
Head #1 27.1 cm
Head #2 25 cm
Butt spike 24.4 cm
Head #1 190 grams
Head #2 202 grams
Butt spike 319 grams
From a European private collection
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Two utilitarian North Indian spearheads and a spear butt spike. Both spearheads have a faceted socket and a head attached by welding it to a triangular projection from the socket. The narrow head has a thickened armor-piercing style bodkin point. The wider bladed one has a more conventional tapering.
Most likely Rajasthani. Such unadorned pieces can be rather hard to date, but probably 18th-19th century.
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