Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spear for hunting eels
  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • spear for hunting eels, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • wood, metal, plant fiber, gum resin
  • Object Length/Diameter: 139 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 54 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5516

The wooden shaft has a long spike-like metal point inserted at one end. The point is held in place with plant fiber wrapping and resin. The roughly stripped shaft is mostly light natural though there is some dark brown bark. The end is cut at an angle.