Object Title

Spear (assegai)

Spear (assegai)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.184

Provenance

Found in Brick Tower 46, 27 November 1989. Labelled 'Miscellaneous spear, non-Eur M13h'

Physical Description

The head has a broad, flat, leaf-shaped blade with a concave sided point and a pronounced medial ridge for half of its length. It has a short socket split at either side. The slender wooden haft has a ribbed, bound section beside the socket. The iron shoe has a short quadrangular spike, and a divided socket.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 223 cm (84.3 in), head length: 57.5 cm (22.6 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Africa