Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
  • spear, mid 1900s–1948
  • Where object was made: Brazil?
  • wood, reed, string, gum resing, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 157 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 61 13/16 x 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7151

The spear has a brown reed shaft and a long dark brown point inserted into one end of the shaft. Both ends of the shaft are wrapped with string and resin. The wooden point has a series of eight barbs down one side.