Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • spearhead, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • wood, gum resin, pigment, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 71.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 28 1/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3925

The wooden spearhead has had the handle sawn off. The spearhead is pointed at one end and has barbs down one side. There is a large area of black resin that holds the spearhead into the short bit of shaft that remains. The shaft is red. The spearhead has remnants of red and black pigment.