Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Colombia
  • spear, mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Colombia
  • wood, spotted cat fur, snake skin, gum resin, seeds, feathers, carving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 81 x 6 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Janet B. Young
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6810

The short wooden spear is flattened from front to back. A band of white fur with darker spots is wrapped around the center. There is one band of light grey seeds at one end of the fur and a band of grey snakeskin on either side of the fur. The ridge of resin has light grey and red seeds near the point. Red, orange, and blue feathers are tied at the base of the point with string.