Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ndebele maker
  • spear, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Zimbabwe
  • cane, iron, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 111 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 43 11/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Sue Schuessler
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0331

This is a cane shaft, hollowed at one end, and whittled to a point on the other to accomodate an incomplete iron cone over the end. The other end has three distinct bands of woven plant fiber and an iron band at the very end.