Object Title

Spear head (assegai)

Spear head (assegai)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.267

Provenance

Found, Brick Tower Mezzanine, 4 October 1993.

Physical Description

The blade is short and leaf shaped, of flattened lozenge section, with a rounded point. It has a long tang of circular section which narrows to a point. More the half of this is parallel-sided, and intended to be outside the socket of the haft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 51.0 cm (20.1 in), tang length: 10.6 cm (4.2 in) Weight: 0.28 kg (10 oz)

Associations

Places Africa