Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ifugao or Negrito peoples
  • spear, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • wood, metal, carving, stamping
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 210 x 5.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 82 11/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of the Olga E. and Lt. Colonel Raymond H. Hollis family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7203

The spear has a wooden shaft that retains some natural bends. It is a light natural color with dark brown spots. It has a long, thin pointed blade of silver colored metal with two rows of scallops stamped along the edges on each side. It has a metal flange or guard at the base of the blade.