Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Oceania
  • spear, late 1800s–2007
  • reed, wood, plant fiber, gum resin, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 145 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 57 1/16 x 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7144

The spear has a light natural colored reed shaft and a long thin dark brown wooden point inserted at one end. The joint is wrapped with plant fiber string and resin. The end of the shaft is wrapped with plant fiber and resin as well.