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Object Number:29-50-433
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Tschepandei
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Cane (plant)
Wood
Bone
Vegetable Fiber
Length: 163 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:135 - Other Number

Description

Carved wooden head (carrying a vertebra of an animal) inserted in cane shaft and secured by tube of basketwork. Finsch found in the neighborhood of C. della Torre "javelins which were ornamented by having the vertebra of a cassowary pushed on behind the point."


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