Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spear with divided point
  • Papua New Guinea
  • spear with divided point, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Wau, Papua New Guinea
  • bamboo, wood, plant fiber, carving, braiding
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 156.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 61 5/8 x 13/16 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Milton R. Weaver, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7154

The spear has a brown bamboo shaft and three thin wooden points each with two notches. It is secured in the end of the shaft with a braided plant fiber band.