University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:31-34-445
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Wardaman
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Cane (plant)
Wood
Plant Fiber
Stone
Pigment
Length: 259 cm
Credit Line:Australian Expedition, Daniel Sutherland Davidson, 1931

Description

The shaft is composed of two parts, bamboo and wood. The joint is wrapped with cord and covered with pipe clay. The spear point is quartz and it is attached to the shaft by gum, cord and clay. The spear is decorated with white, ocher and yellow paint.


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