Spear thrower

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Registration number
15243
Item name
Spear thrower 
Category
Throwing
 
Indigenous name
yikkau 
Maker
Charlie Omenyo  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Lockhart River
Map
Collector
Mr Athol Chase 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1973 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Athol Chase 
Raw material
Cooktown ironwood (Erythrophleum chlorostchys), resin, sinew, orchid vine fibre, seeds (Abrus precatoria), baler shell (Melo amphora)
Dimensions
H: W: 100 mm L: 910 mm D: 20 mm Circum:

Description

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.

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