Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Maasai maker
  • spear, late 1800s
  • wood, iron, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 160.5 x 7.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 63 3/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7200

The spear has a long, straight wooden shaft and a small rounded knob at the end. It is brown. The leaf-shaped metal blade has a hollow stem that fits over the end of the shaft.