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, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 133 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 52 3/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Edward A. Hibbard
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6515

The spear has a light natural colored bamboo shaft and a long dark brown wooden point. The junction between pieces is secured with plant fiber wrapping and resin.