Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this very large Egyptian granite ceremonial spear head. Spears in ancient Egypt were primarily used for hunting, however the spear never surpassed the bow and arrow. Spear heads like this one were attached to long wooden shafts by means of a tang and were often used in the military as auxiliary weapons used by charioteers once their arrows were expended. Many scenes depict military processions where the army presents large spears in succession. This spear head is the typical "Ace of Spades" form and due to its size and weight would have more than likely have been used for ceremonial purposes. The spear head measures an impressive 10" in length and 6" in width. From an old U.S. private collection, this spear head is beautifully displayed on a custom stand. Egypt, late period, 664 - 50 B.C.