Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Maasai maker
  • spear, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Kenya?
  • iron, wood
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 146.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 57 11/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7169

The long metal blade has a very short wooden handle. The blade is long and straight coming to a point at the end. There are two small points near the base. The base is cylindrical to accomodate the seating in the wooden handle. The dark brown wooden handle is tapered at the end.