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A rare Egyptian Copper Fishing Harpoon, Middle Kingdom, ca. 2040 - 1786 BC

EX1708

This rare copper fishing harpoon has two barbs, one behind the tip creating a triangular head and the other near the end of the shaft.

Cf: Petrie, Sir W.M. F., Tools and Weapons, pl. XLIV no. 38

Dimensions:  Height:  5 1/2 inches (14.3 cm)

Condition: The tip flattened from use, the weapon is intact and in very good condition with excellent patination. Presented on a museum-quality custom mount.

Provenance: Private Virginia collection, acquired from Malter Galleries, February 2006. Ex Leighton Wilkie Collection, collection assembled during the 1960's.


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