Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown maker from Papua New Guinea
  • spear, late 1800s–1946
  • Where object was made: Papua New Guinea
  • bamboo, wood, plant fiber, gum resin
  • Object Length/Diameter: 102.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 40 3/8 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Edward A. Hibbard
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4040

The spear has a bamboo shaft and a dark brown wooden point inserted into on end. The point is held in place with plant fiber string wrapping and resin.