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Maker:
Undetermined artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 55.4 x 11 x 10.6 cm (21 13/16 x 4 5/16 x 4 3/16 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:
Heavy wood club with flattened globular form at the side of the shaft.
Provenance:
Michael Graham-Stewart, London, -- to 1989
Topic:
Warfare  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
89-9-7
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_89-9-7