Object Title

Spear head (assegai)

Spear head (assegai)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.272

Provenance

Found, Brick Tower Mezzanine, 4 October 1993.

Physical Description

The blade is leaf shaped, of flattened lozenge section and with angular shoulders. It has a very long quadrangular tang, which flares from the blade to a flattened hexagonal section at the socket. The socket is faceted with a seam running up one face.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 49.3 cm (19.5 in), blade length: 92.8 (36.5 in), tang length: 43.2 (17.0 in), socket length: 20.0 cm (7.9 in) Weight: 0.355 kg (13 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Africa