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A good African spear head
East Africa, half shaft

A good African spear head East Africa, half shaft www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An African spear head with an unusually marked shaft.

This partial spear measures 127cms long. The spear head measures 34cms long including the socket and has a 21cms long tip.
The shaft is a rich dark timber, approx 2cms wide. It papers towards the socket and it is throughout this tapering section that it takes on an octagonal forma and is decorated on 4 of the 8 surfaces with stylised sun motifs. At the lower end of these marks there is a zigzag/chevron border.
The socket tapers further to a rectangular section that is covered in zigzag and cross motifs. It is from this point that the head broadens and tapers to create a leaf shape tip that has a raised medial ridge and hollow forged edges.

A good and very unusual African spear.