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Spear Head

Object Number:83-26-16
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Shilluk
Provenience: Southern Sudan
Sudan
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Length: 71.2 cm
Width: 6.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of John B. Moore, 1983

Description

Long, leaf-shaped iron spearhead with brass ring encircling neck of shaft. Blade has raised medial rib. Shaft is hollow, with split-socket. Lower portion of raised rib and lower edges of blade are incised with herringbone design. Neck is incised with five transverse grooves around diameter. Above grooves are two lines of incised zig-zags. Below grooves are incised pendant triangles, infilled with cross-hatching.

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