Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spear tip
  • unknown Maasai maker
  • spear tip, late 1800s
  • iron
  • Object Length/Diameter: 79.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 31 1/4 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0337

This rod of iron has a conical end to receive a wooden handle. The rod is square in the cross-section for a short distance next to the cone, then becomes round for most of its length. The pointed end becomes square again, tapering to a point.