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Stingray barb spear; Unknown; New Zealand; 1276

Aurei (Cloak) pin, Unknown, New Zealand, 1276
Name/Title
Stingray barb spear
About this object
A stingray barb spear used to catch birds, it has very fine serrations at the narrow end. It would have been tied to a long stick and the hunter would stand patiently under the tree awaiting his opportunity to spear a bird.
Date Made
Unknown
Place Made
New Zealand
Medium and Materials
Bone
Measurements
18cm long
Credit Line
Taonga
Object Type
Bone
Object number
1276

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Aurei
bone
Pin
Taonga


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