Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown maker from Brazil
  • spear, 1940s
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • wood, reed, plant fiber, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 142.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 56 1/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7138

The spear has a brown reed shaft and a long narrow wooden point in dark brown that is inserted in the end of the shaft. There are plant fiber strings wrapped at the joint and the end of the shaft that are covered with resin.