A Spearhead, or Sang, 19th century

A Spearhead, or Sang,

Item ref: 2916

  • India, Lahore
  • Steel and gold
  • 25 cm / 10 in


Private collection, United Kingdom

The cavalry of the Sikh kingdom continued to carry and fight with spears in addition to the muskets with which they were increasingly armed, and used more ornate versions for the hunt.

For an example of the original hafting of this spearhead, see the decorated hunting spear, possibly of Sardar Jowala Singh, in the Royal Armouries, Leeds (no. XXVIL.221.)