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Spear

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Physical description

A pigmented spear with a cylindrical bamboo shaft, a barbed wooden head hafted with plant material and adhesive, and binding at the proximal end. The barbs are convexo-concave, carved out of solid, and in a single row pointing shaftwards. There is a cream label with scalloped edges which reads "2". The tip of the spear and one of the barbs are missing.

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