Object Title

Spear (assegai)

Spear (assegai)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.181

Provenance

Found, Brick Tower Bay 46, 23 November 1989

Physical Description

The blade is leaf shaped and double edged with a rounded point, bevelled shoulders and a socket of circular section. The socket is largely covered in a leather wrapping bound at the top with leather thongs. The varnished wooden haft tapers towards the butt, where it expands slightly and is damaged.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 128.1 cm (50.5 in), blade length: 33.1 cm (13.2 in), length: of socket and wrapping 19.4 cm (7.6 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Africa