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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, wool string and adhesive, and binding at the proximal end. The barbs are carved out of solid, and are in a single row, pointing shaftwards. There are bands of colour on the shaft, and there is a cream label with scalloped edges which reads "No. 70".

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