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Aboriginal Spear

Aboriginal spear from Arnhem Land for sale.


Object type: Payback spear

Locality: Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1960

Length: 45 cm


This aboriginal spear was collected by David Oldmeadow who was Cameraman and close friend of Malcolm Douglas. It is probably a payback spear used to punish wrongdoers. It is not thrown but used to stab someone in the leg as a traditional form of punishment. Beautifully painted and probably originates from Yirrkala


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