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Spear with multiple long and short bone barbs, cut short below the head. The head from the point to below the last barbs is covered with dark brown vegetable skin lashing. Below this, with plaited red and yellow vegetable fibres, is a boss of vegetable matter mounted on twisted string and an anthropomorphic carving.
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Length: 36.20 inches
- Curator's comments
- Register 1949
Collected between 1880 and 1890 by the late admiral Carruthers, then Engineer-Lieutenant on board the survey ship HMS Ringdove.
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- Acquisition notes
- Register reads for collection Oc1949,05:
Given by Mrs. D. Carruthers, Beaconscott, Vincent Road, Selsey, Sussex.
Collected between 1880 and 1890 by the late admiral Carruthers, then Engineer-Lieutenant on board the survey ship H.M.S. Ringdove.
As HMS Ringdove was stationed in Australia from 1890 to 1901, this object would actually have been collected in the 1890s.
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