African Ivory Axe Shaft

Zambabwe/Mozambique

Late 19th Century

The club has a pronounced globular head with a decorative metal insert.

Bibliography: Zulu Treasures pub. KwaZulu Cultural Museum and the Local History Museums 1996 Frank Jolles similar example p103 M37/M38/M41
African Arms and Armour pub. British Museum Press 1993. see photograph of presentation to Nkomo p.136 and contemporary sketch of Shona warrior with weaponry by explorer Thomas Baines in 1870 p.134

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