Persian wootz spearhead
Overall length

57.2 cm

Blade length

31.3 cm

Blade thickness

Base 3 mm

Middle 4 mm

5 cm from tip 4 mm

 

Blade width

Base 39 mm

Middle 31.5 mm

5 cm from tip 18 mm

Weight

351 grams

Materials

Iron, wootz steel, brass, gold

Origin

Persia

Dating

19th century

Provenance

European antique art market

Price €1200, -

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Description

A Persian spearhead, called neyze (نیزه ) in that language.

It has a long slender blade with two sunken areas split by a raised rib, a secondary bevel leads to the edge. The blade is made of a fine Persian wootz that shows itself in shades of dark grey and silver.

The blade is held between two langets, engraved on either side with a bird.

The socket consists of three sections with each 8 facets, each slightly offset to the preceding. It is engraved with floral decoration and rows of tulips. Some remains of gold on the socket.

The socket is nearly identical to another Persian spearhead listed here at the moment and quite possibly originates from the same workshop.

 

Two Persian wootz spearheads

Both spearheads side-by-side.

Persian wootz spearhead
Persian wootz spearhead
Persian wootz spearhead
Persian wootz spearhead
Persian wootz spearhead
Persian wootz spearhead
Persian wootz spearhead
Persian wootz spearhead

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