Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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spearhead with line
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • spearhead with line, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: west coast of British Columbia, Canada
  • metal, string, copper wire
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 153 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 60 1/4 x 1 x 1 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5730

The black metal point has one barb and an expansion at the back of the stem that has two more metal barbs with semicircular cross sections. Copper wire is wrapped around a portion of the paired barbs. The line is made from cord, but is wrapped with string where it goes through the metal hook. The free end has a loop.