Object Title

Spear head (assegai)

Spear head (assegai)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.266

Provenance

Found, Brick Tower Mezzanine, 4 October 1993.

Physical Description

The blade is leaf shaped, of flattened lozenge section. At the base is a short section of the diameter of the haft, which is chamfered into a sort, quadrangular tang which narrows to a point.
There are patches of rust on the blade.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 50.8 cm (20.0 in), tang length: 10.6 cm (4.2 in) Weight: 0.26 kg (9 oz)

Associations

Places Africa