Spear thrower

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
10432
Item name
Spear thrower 
Category
Throwing
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > > >
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Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
October 26, 1967 
Acquisition method
Bequest from Father Leo Hayes 
Raw material
wood, resin, string, ink
Dimensions
H: W: 70 mm L: 850 mm D: Circum:

Description

Linear lath spear thrower, flat with narrow handle. Detailed relief carving on both sides: depicts plants, throwing sticks and a star on one side; twin snakes, water buffalo, horse and club, spade and heart design depicted on reverse. String and resin binding at distal end

Research notes

Possibly West Arnhem Land [ref Snake Relations exhibition label]

From the exhibition 'Snake Relations', curated by Diana Young, UQ Anthropology Museum October 2015 - February 2016

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