Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Sotho maker
  • club, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 71 x 8.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 27 15/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Marshall Lamer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3256

The club is made from a piece of wood with an enlarged knot at one end. Small branches appear to have been cut from the shaft, but it is otherwise unmodified.