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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Admiralty Islands Spear with obsidian tip"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Wood, fibre, red and black pigment and shell
Size : 182cm, 140 cm and 135cm long
please contact , ( two sold - central spear available )
ALL THREE NOW SOLD
Obsidian is a volcanic glass which takes a razor sharp edge and is widely used in Melanesia wherever it is available for cutting tools and weapons. It is found is shaft mines on the small islands of Lou and Pam whose great seafaring inhabitants have been trading it to Great Admiralty Island now called Manus for thousands of years, and even further across the seas to New Guinea and to New Ireland.
|Height||135.00 cm||(53.15 inches)|