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, carving, plant fiber, carving, weaving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 140.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 55 5/16 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Edward A. Hibbard
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7139

The spear has a light natural colored bamboo shaft. It has a long, thin dark brown wooden point inserted in one end of the shaft that is secured with a woven strip of plant fiber.