University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:83-26-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Shilluk
Provenience: Southern Sudan
Sudan
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Length: 80.2
Credit Line:Gift of John B. Moore, 1983

Description

Iron left-shaped spearhead with split shaft. Shaft is approximately 1/6 of total length. Blade has central raaised rib. Incised herringbone pattern along edges of lower blade and along lower portion of raised rib. Slightly constricted neck partically encircled by 2 grooves and entirely encircled by 5 grooves. From these grooves extend down shaft pendant triangles with hatched borders.


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