Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spear tip
  • unknown Maasai maker
  • spear tip, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Kenya or Tanzania?
  • iron
  • Object Length/Width: 96 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width: 37 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0342

This iron spear point has a long, sword-like blade on a rod of iron with a hollow cone-like receptacle to be seated on a wooden handle. The blade has a wide base and the remainder (except for the extreme tip) is straight, with a longitudinal ridge extending the length.