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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African
Title:Spearhead
Type:Armament; Fishing/Trapping/Hunting
Materials:copper
Place Made:Africa
Measurements:overall:
Accession Number:  MH SK L.A.1.3
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
A heavy copper spear head, probably native African, with curved edges and bevelling to the edges from a central ridge. 4 5/16" shaft flattened on both sides, and pierced by a 5/32" hole to fasten to spear shaft. End turned over by hammer blows and point blunted as though the spear head had been used as a chisel.
Blade: 6 3/16" x 1 13/16"

Tags:
African; spears; weapons

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