Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ayoreo peoples
  • spear, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, metal, plant fiber, wire, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 180.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 71 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5520

The long wooden shaft has a knife-like metal blade at one end. The blade is inserted into the shaft and held in place with wire wrapping and plant fiber wrapping covered with resin. The opposite end is tapered. It is dark brown.