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, wood, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Diameter: 111.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 43 7/8 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Edward A. Hibbard
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4041

The spear has a bamboo shaft and dark brown wooden point. The point is inserted in one end of the shaft and held in place with plant fiber string wrapping.