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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African
Title:Spear
Type:Armament; Fishing/Trapping/Hunting
Place Made:Africa; Northern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Measurements:overall: 32 13/16 in; 83.34375 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK L.A.1.10
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College

Label Text:
SKINNER CATALOGUE:
A very fine native hunting spear from Northern Rhodesia, South Africa. The flat head, hammered out at the end of a 3/8" diam. hand forged rod, in the usual shape, tapering to a blunt point, and now having a 3" irregular longitudinal crack. The rod shaft is driven into a wooden handle, resembling our hickory, the head end of which is bound with flat laced fine iron wire. The handle has been cut short to an 18 3/4" length.
Head:5" x 1 3/16". Cat. 6/3/1937.

Tags:
African; spears; weapons

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