Tiwi Island Spear sculpture
Object type: Sculpture
Locality: Tiwi islands Northern Territory
Length: 63 cm
This iwi Island spear carving has been made with love by a master carver and painted with skin designs. The long tradition of making ceremonial spear for use in ceremony is well documented but I think this one was made as anartwork to present to someone important.
It has sufferred loss to one of the downward facing spikes which is why it is as cheap as it is
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