Boar or Bear Spear of Duke Christian of Saxony-Weissenfels and His Entourage

Artist/maker unknown, German

Made in Saxony, Germany, Europe


Etched and partially gilded steel [head]; replaced wood, leather, brass [shaft]; engraved and partially stained and gilded bone [toggle]

Head: 14 5/16 x 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 inches (36.4 x 6.7 x 4.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 248, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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Used by the hunt of Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels (1682-1736, ruled from 1712).

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