Knife

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Registration number
4300
Item name
Knife 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
Magic/Ritual
Currency/Trade
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Alice Springs region > Arltunga
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1949 
Acquisition method
by Reverend Tierney  
Raw material
Quartzite
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Knife blade (Leilira). Distal end covered in black resin. Trigonal. Uniface. Gum adhesive grip. Tip broken [Archaeological Collection Catalogue Card].

Research notes

Ceremonial.
The visible portion of blade is approx. 75mm (L) x 40mm (W); the bulbous resin is approx. 65mm (L) x 55mm (W).

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