Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • hoe, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood, iron?, brass, staining, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 34.5 x 6.5 x 16 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 9/16 x 2 1/2 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3198

The hoe has an iron blade, with two small points at the end corners. The bottom half of the shaft of the handle is slightly recessed, and may once have been wrapped. There is a small segment near the blade wrapped with an incised brass band. The wooden portion to the rear of the blade has points at either end. The very tip of the iron support for the blade is visible. The handle is dark brown, except for the recessed portion, which is a medium brown.