Object Title

Spear head (assegai)

Spear head (assegai)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.273

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 slightly from the blade to a flattened hexagonal section at the socket. The socket is faceted with a seam running up one face. At the junction of the socket and tang is a band with incised cross hatching.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 106.8 cm (42.0 in), blade length: 37.0 (14.5 in), tang length: 49.0 (19.3 in), socket length: 20.0 cm (7.9 in) Weight: 0.47 kg (1 lb 1 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Africa