Bactrian Copper Hoard Culture Harpoon Bactrian harpoon.. Product #: AS-3280 Regular price: $500.00 $500.00 In Stock
Bactrian Copper Hoard Culture HarpoonBactrian Copper Hoard Culture HarpoonBactrian Copper Hoard Culture Harpoon

Bactrian Copper Hoard Culture Harpoon

Product Code: AS-3280
Length: 29CM

£500.00

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A good-sized copper alloy harpoon, with distinctive barbs and lanceolate tip; a piercing for cord attachement to two of the lower barbs; formed into a tang at the base; mounted on a purpose made stand.

Complete and intact with good stable metalwork.

Bactria: Circa 1500 BC.

Such objects remain enigmatic, though their excessive weight and often size would point to a non-utilitarian use, ritual perhaps or as objects of exchange or status symbols.

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A good-sized copper alloy harpoon, with distinctive barbs and lanceolate tip; a piercing for cord attachement to two of the lower barbs; formed into a tang at the base; mounted on a purpose made stand.

Complete and intact with good stable metalwork.

Bactria: Circa 1500 BC.

Such objects remain enigmatic, though their excessive weight and often size would point to a non-utilitarian use, ritual perhaps or as objects of exchange or status symbols.