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Object Number:52-42-53
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Lakalai
Provenience: New Britain
West Nakanai
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Feather
Shell
Length: 290.5 cm
Credit Line:New Guinea Ethnological Reconnaissance; Ward Goodenough, 1952

Description

Spear used only for purpose of exchange and ceremony (bride price, etc.); never used as a weapon. Cloth over about 77 cm. towards point - partly wound with strings of nassa shells and a few white feathers. Originally where cloth now is was completely wound with nassa shells. Cassowary thigh bones over point end. Hard wood shaft.


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