Spear with snake carving

Item

Title

Spear with snake carving

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Spear
Weapon

Description

Spear with a narrow leaf shaped blade, attached to a long wooden shaft. The shaft it decorated with a carved snake, which twines upwards towards the blade. This would have been featured in the costume of a circumcised man, dressed as a 'spirit' for the circumcision camp. [FHM27/07/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

c.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Wood; Plant
Carved

Identifier

ETH.ANG3.795
A37/795

Source

1937
The Powell-Cotton Museum

Coverage

Angola
Africa

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust

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Relation
Title Alternate label Class
Pere Camille Laagel [Priest, Missionary]
Catalogue Card for ETH.ANG3.795 Physical Object