Object Title

Spear (assegai)

Spear (assegai)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.213

Provenance

Amnesty 1988-1989, Northants Police no. 36

Physical Description

The head is small and leaf shaped, hollow ground at either side of a medial ridge and with a long tang. The haft is of varnished wood, very slender, narrowing to the butt, and cracked at the top. At the junction of the haft and tang is a grip woven of rattan.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 139.1 cm (55.0 in), blade and tang length: 24.0 cm (9.6 in) Weight: 0.017 kg (6.0 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Africa

Notes

This assegai is of the same type as XXVIL.214.