Spear

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Registration number
28735
Item name
Spear 
Category
Fighting
Fishing
Throwing
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Palm Island
Map
Collector
Mr Atherton 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Miss Atherton 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Four-prong headed spear with a broken shaft. July 1996 - overall 1200mm long. The prongs are attached to the shaft presumably with tendon and resin, now covered with a dark brown clay. One prong is broken. On the other three, there are attached to eac a wooden barb, fixed with fine twine and resin. The base of the prongs are coloured white, as is the shaft just below the join.

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