Spear

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Registration number
10014
Item name
Spear 
Category
Fighting
Fishing
Throwing
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Cape York
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1967 
Acquisition method
by Church of England Board of Missions 
Raw material
Prongs - wooden; barbs - bone
Dimensions
H: 2400 mm W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Triple-prong headed spear. At the tip of each prong a slim bone barb has been attached with twine so that the shaped tips act as a barb. The base of the prongs are coloured with white ochre. The prongs are attached to the main shaft presumably with resin, now covered with red ochre. The very end of the main shaft has been coloured with red, and then white ochre.

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