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wooden prong from a fishing spear
  • Papua New Guinea
  • wooden prong from a fishing spear, late 1800s–1943
  • Where object was made: Samurai Island, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 73.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 28 7/8 x 9/16 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Vernon Branson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3930

The short wooden spear has barbs on one side of one end, about 1/4 of the total length. It is dark brown.