Short Thrusting Spear

Unknown people, South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

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early 20th century

Wood, copper wire, and iron blade

Overall: 45 1/16 x 1 7/16 x 11/16 in. (114.5 x 3.7 x 1.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of George P. Thomas III



Africa, Southern Africa, South Africa


20th century

Object Name

Armament: Edged



Not on view

Course History

THEA 23, AAAS 54, Topics in African Theater and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2015

COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 26, 2014 -March 13, 2016.

Publication History

Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 16


George P. Thomas III, Baltimore, Maryland; given to present collection, 1950.

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