spear (weapons: missiles & projectors)

Composite spear with a palm wood shaft covered with a red varnish, to which is attached a large flaked and retouched obsidian blade, which has been broken at the tip. The blade and shaft are covered with an extensive three part moulding of parinarium gum, which has been decorated with motifs of bird, serrated line, spotted triangle, and paired crescents motifs.


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