This Item was Sold on 30 September
2011 for $135
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This vintage spear from the highlands of New Guinea is made out of cane with a palm wood head. The palm wood spear head has a length of 72 cm and there is an expanded section that is ornately decorated with incised art. The palm wood spear head is attached to the cane haft with a tight braid of sinew. There is a split in the cane at the head/haft interface (intentional) so that the head can be inserted into the haft. The center of mass (balance point) of the spear is on the haft and very close to the head/haft interface. Very nice and in excellent condition. The extreme tip of the spear head is flattened (not sharp). Because of the length, this item can only be shipped to a destination in the USA. Length = 233 cm ; Weight = 298 gm
This artifact is from the estate of Dain Torguson. The family will use the proceeds from the sale of this artifact to display a sculpture crafted by Dain in a public library in Rapid City, North Dakota.