Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spear for pigs
  • Papua New Guinea
  • spear for pigs, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Wau, Papua New Guinea
  • bamboo, reed, plant fiber, gum resin, weaving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 140 x 3 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 55 1/8 x 1 3/16 x 13/16 in
  • Gift of Milton R. Weaver, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7141

The spear has a long brown bamboo shaft. The paint is made from light natural colored reed, resembling a long, thin leaf. The point inserts into the end of the shaft and is secured with plant fiber wrapping and bamboo.