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Catalog Number Kx-087
Object Name Spear
Description Carved wood spear; both ends have been carved into a point; at one end is some basket weaving detailing in both dark and light palms; there are two rows of feathers which have been attached to extend outward; below this are two sets of dangling feathers that are attached to the wood shaft with string.

From the Xikrin Kayapo; labeled as "Ky-087"
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Kaxuwana
Date 1972
Material wood, feather, string
Dimensions W-3 L-198.9 cm
Condition Good
Condition Notes There is a piece of adhesive tape on the wood shaft; attempting to pull the tape off results in leaving the adhesive behind on the wood
Catalog date 2011-08-26
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Palm wood, feathers decorating, wood tip, 78"
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237