Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ndebele peoples
  • spear, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Zimbabwe
  • wood, iron, metal, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 59 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 23 1/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Sue Schuessler
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0357

This short wooden handle has an iron point. The wooden handle has a round cross section. It has one band of incised crosshatch decoration, about 1/3 of the distance from the end. The shaft narrows toward the tip. The tip is iron but there is another silver colored metal collar where the point is inserted into the shaft.