Collection Burton Collection
Classification Object
Medium Spear
Accession Number LDORL : 02378L.4

South African ‘Isijula’ throwing spear belonging to Sir Richard Burton. Iron spearhead with midridge. This spear has a Long foreshaft tanged into a wooden shaft, vegetable fibre binding partially covered by a skin sleeve. Made and used by Nguni nations inhabiting KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Provinces of South Africa.