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Maker:
Zulu artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 76.8 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm (30 1/4 x 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Weapon and Armament
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
Late 19th-early 20th century
Label Text:
Wood clubs made effective weapons in several parts of Africa. In South Africa, especially among the Zulu peoples, the knobkerrie was carried daily as emblem of manhood and cultural identity well after guns made them obsolete in battle.
Description:
Wood club with a long cylindrical shaft and a flattened spherical head.
Provenance:
William Brill, New York, -- to 1979
Topic:
Warfare  Search this
Status  Search this
Male use  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of William Brill
Object number:
79-35-6
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_79-35-6