Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ndebele maker
  • staff, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Zimbabwe
  • wood, incising, dyeing
  • Object Length/Diameter: 75 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 29 1/2 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Sue Schuessler
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0330

This wooden shaft has a round knob at the top and a wide band near the knob incised with oblique lines. The shaft narrows as it goes down. The wood has been dyed a dark brown, except for a portion of the knob and one ovoid area on the incised band.