Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Venezuela
  • spear, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Orinoco River, Venezuela
  • wood, metal, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 175 x 4 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 68 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Gift of Philip R. Montgomery
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7182

The spear has a wooden handle and a leaf-shaped metal blade. The blade is held in the end of the shaft with twisted plant fiber string wrapping. It is brown.