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spear point
  • Country Unknown
  • spear point, late 1800s–2007
  • iron, wood, sinew?, gum resin?
  • Object Length/Width: 23.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 9 1/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0414

This is a leaf-shaped iron point with the iron stem held to a wooden stem by a leather or sinew strip wrapping. The wooden stem is tapered where the leather wrapping ends, and is covered with a black-red resin-like substance. This narrowed portion may have been inserted into a shaft.