Object Title

Spear (assegai, iKlwa)

Spear (assegai, iKlwa)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.183

Provenance

Found, Brick Tower Bay 46, 27 November 1989

Physical Description

The blade is leaf shaped and double edged with an angled point, bevelled shoulders and a socket of circular section. The socket is split open longitudinally on one side. The varnished wooden haft is tapered at the butt.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 187.7 cm (74.1 in), blade length: 56.0 cm (22.1 in), Weight: The weight of the spear is 1.05 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Africa, Zulu

Notes

Packing dims: length 74 1/4', width 2 1/2' and depth 1'