Australian Aboriginal spear head

Australian Aboriginal spear head

SKU: W031
$350.00Price

 

Australian Aboriginal spear head

 

Origin: Said to be from Central Queensland.

 

Materials and method: Hand carved hardwood, possibly stone carved; some bonding resin (from Spinifex?) remains evident at base.

 

Dimensions: approximately 53 L x 1-3.5 W cm.

 

Date of creation: Very likely 19th century

 

Condition: Excellent, patina consistent with substantial age.

 

Provenance: From a private Adelaide collection.

 

Stock no: W031

 

Comments: This spear head would have been bound to a long spear shaft – some of the resin used in the join is still evident. Examples of similar design can be seen in the Australian Museum in Sydney.

 

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