Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Maasai maker
  • spear, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Africa
  • iron, wood
  • Object Length: 98 cm
    Object Length: 38 9/16 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0336

This very short wooden dowel has a long iron tip on one side. The other tapered end is discolored, indicating that it probably had a tip on the other end as well. The wood has a darker band around the end without a tip.

The iron tip is a rod with a cone like end for sliding over the wooden handle and the other end has a point with four sides.