Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • spearhead, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
  • wood, gum resin, sinew?, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 48 x 3 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 18 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3928

The wooden spear head has one large barb. The end is wrapped with a wide band of sinew-like material and resin.