Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • spear, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • bamboo, wood, metal, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 208.5 x 3 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 82 1/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5173

The spear has three tines. The long portion of the handle is bamboo. The small bit of shaft adjacent to the metal portion is wood. The metal end has three small tines, each with a point and small barbs. Separate elements are joined with the black resin.