Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Shona peoples
  • axe, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood, iron
  • Object Length/Width: 41 x 15 cm
    Object Length/Width: 16 1/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0356

This axe has a wooden handle and a knife-like pointed iron blade. The blade has a small tab visible where it has been bent to keep the blade in place. The handle is undecorated.