Object Title

Spear head (assegai)

Spear head (assegai)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.269

Provenance

Found, Brick Tower Mezzanine, 4 October 1993.

Physical Description

The blade is very long, of flattened lozenge section and tapering gradually to a point from angular shoulders. It has a faceted socket with a section of crude incised chevrons and the junction with the blade, with a seam running up one face. The upper section of the socket is bound with a tightly knit lattice of copper wire.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 80.6 cm (31.7 in), socket length: 21.8 cm (9.0 in) Weight: 0.33 kg (12 oz)

Associations

Places Africa