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Chinese bronze spearhead formed as a crocodile

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An image of Weapon. Spearhead. Bronze spear head with a green patina, and mineral preserved organics in the socket. The blade appears as the tongue projecting from the jaws of a crocodile; possibly the gharial (Gavialis Gangeticus), commonly found in India and Burma. On the top of the head there is a rectangular projection pierced by a circular hole, and on each side of the socket there is a circular hole. Bronze, length 18 cm, — 220. Han Dynasty, or earlier (BC 206 - AD 220). Acquisition Credit: Lent to the museum by Helen H. L. Whittow (nee Malcolm).

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Weapon. Spearhead. Bronze spear head with a green patina, and mineral preserved organics in the socket. The blade appears as the tongue projecting from the jaws of a crocodile; possibly the gharial (Gavialis Gangeticus), commonly found in India and Burma. On the top of the head there is a rectangular projection pierced by a circular hole, and on each side of the socket there is a circular hole. Bronze, length 18 cm, — 220. Han Dynasty, or earlier (BC 206 - AD 220). Acquisition Credit: Lent to the museum by Helen H. L. Whittow (nee Malcolm).

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  • Accession Number: ML.1-1992
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Mark Box
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  • Image width: 1024 pixels
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  • Exposure time: 1/20
  • ISO Speed: 50
  • Captured: 2011:12:20 13:57:06

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