Stingray barb spear; 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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