University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:18224
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Britain
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Feather
Length: 296 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1891

Description

Called a vivinegap, from the style of feather ornament. The sleeve of bark cloth behind the spearhead is a common feature of the ordinary fighting spear, which should always be carried in the right hand if it is to preserve its magical properties. See the label to spear ulang.


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