Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Sotho peoples
  • club, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 74 x 9 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 29 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Marshall Lamer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3257

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. There are nine tick marks incised into the shaft near the head.