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Maasai Spear Iron Blade Congo African Art 75 Inch

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Title Maasai Spear Iron Blade Congo African Art 75 Inch
Type of Object Spear
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Mongo or Maasai
Materials iron, wood
Approximate Age Unknown
Dimensions Height: 75.25 Inches
Width: 3 Inches
Overall Condition Fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair rusted blade and tip. tip and blade not removable. dirt, worn surface

Additional Information:  Spears of this kind are found in the Equatorial region and the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo among the Mongo and the Bangala people usually presented as a warrior people. Weapons from the Mongo peoples are among the strongest most fascinating in all Africa. different sizes also. These people have to face the wild life of the forest and all kind of dangerous animals. For this reason they have developed a broad range of weapons to protect themselves and also for hunting . In the ancient time, they had also to defend themselves against their enemies and the colonial power. Thus, spears like this served as arms during a war and also as an object of high prestige, this last function is the most important today. In many ethnic groups, spears were used as currency in payment of the dowry to the wife's familly during a marriage process.