Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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courting spear
  • Marshall Islands
  • courting spear, late 1800s–1985
  • Where object was made: Marshall Islands
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 35 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/4 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of David and Mary Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4060

The short piece of wood is sharply pointed at one end, the other end is more blunted. The edges are notched along 2/3 of length. It is a light natural color.