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Type:Armament; Fishing/Trapping/Hunting
Place Made:Africa; Northern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Measurements:overall: 45 1/8 in; 114.6175 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK L.A.1.9
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College

Label Text:
A very fine native hunting spear from Northern Rhodesia, South Africa. The head, of wrought iron forged in the native charcoal fires, tapers very gradually to a blunt point, is sharpened on both edges, and at the base tapers abruptly to a shaft which drives into a short wooden handle. The head end of the handle is tightly wound with leather tape for 5 1/8"; the base end is squared off. Head:11 3/4" x 1 11/32". Cat. 6/3/1937.

African; spears; weapons

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