Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Oceania
  • spear, late 1800s–2007
  • reed, wood, metla, plant fiber, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 146 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 57 1/2 x 1 x 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7173

The spear has a light brown reed shaft and a thinner dark brown foreshaft with a small leaf-shaped metal point in the end. The joints are secured with string and resin, as is the blunt end of the shaft.