Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • spear, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • wood, sinew
  • Object Length/Diameter: 63.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 25 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of James A. Sleeper
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3933

The short, small spearshaft has a shorter segment at the non-pointed end held in place with sinew. The short wooden point is held in place at the other end with sinew. There are black stripes near the sinew band at the pointed end.