Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ndebele maker
  • wand, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • eland tail
  • Object Length: 51 cm
    Object Length: 20 1/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0861

This is an eland tail with the bones removed. The hide has been twisted.

This was used in dances.