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spear in two pieces
  • Australian Aboriginal peoples
  • spear in two pieces, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: a) 146 x 3 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a) 57 1/2 x 1 3/16 x 13/16 in
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 138 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 54 5/16 x 13/16 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7148.a,b

The very long wooden spear is rubbed with red pigment. The wooden point is slightly wider. The shaft has been cut near the middle, at an angle.

2007.7148.a is the end of the spear including the point and 2007.7148.b is the opposite end. The two pieces are tied together at each end.