Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Papua New Guinea
  • spear, late 1800s–1946
  • Where object was made: Papua New Guinea
  • bamboo, plant fiber, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width: 117 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 46 1/16 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Edward A. Hibbard
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4039

The spear has a bamboo shaft. The spearhead is made from a larger sized and slightly darker bamboo and is inserted into the end of the shaft. It is held in place with plant fiber string and resin.