Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Sotho maker
  • club, late 1800s–1901
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood, wire, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 68.5 x 7 cm diameter of ball end
    Object Length/Diameter: 26 15/16 x 2 3/4 in diameter of ball end
  • Gift of Marshall Lamer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1149

The long wooden handle has a ball-shaped end. There are two bands of braided wire wrapped around the handle about 1/3 and 1/2 down the handle.