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, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 133 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 52 3/8 x 9/16 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Edward A. Hibbard
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6503

The spear has a bamboo shaft and a long, narrow wooden point. The point has a series of small notches in the middle on either edge. The joint between the point and the shaft is secured with plant fiber binding and resin. It is a light natural color.