Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • spearhead, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Western Australia, Australia
  • wood, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 55.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 21 7/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4032

The wooden spear head appears to be the tapered end of a longer wooden spear that has been sawn off. It has black resin at the tapered end. The wood has a red tint where the resin has fallen off.