Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • spearhead, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: SOUTH-CENTRAL Australia, Australia
  • wood, sinew, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 44.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 17 1/2 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3934

The straight wooden shaft is tapered to a sharp point at one end. The sinew wrapping holds a small barb in place. The other end appears to have been sawed off at some time.