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Lot 0736
A GROUP OF FOUR EAST AFRICAN TRIBAL SPEARS, POSSIBLY MAASAI PEOPLES, MID 20TH CENTURY, two Maasai spears with traditional willow leaf form blade spear heads centering a median ridge, on an elongated conical ferrule on light wood poles ending in pointed bases with blackened burn residue, the shortest total length: 73 1/2"; the longest total length: 77 5/8"; a tall spear with a short willow leaf form blade head centering a median ridge and traces of black oxidation, length: 9 1/4", on an elongated conical ferrule tightly fitted on a light wood pole (cracked) and ending in a similarly tightly fitted conical ferrule continuing to a spike, total length: 89"; a Maasai peoples sword form spear, with an elongated spatula form blade head centering a median ridge flanked by black oxidation ending in a flaring rounded shovel form base, length: 22 1/4", fitted on a wood pole ending in a pointed base, total length: 54 1/8".


Overall good condition with normal forging flaws as well as marks and scratches, blackish/brown oxidation spotting, some areas of surface rust.

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Estimate $350 - $650Apr 9, 2017
Houston, TX, USA