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An Early Aboriginal Spearthrower, Western Australia - c.1890

carved and incised hardwood
79 x 12 cm
Price Realised: $1,800.00

MP #270


Provenance

Private Collection, Vic

A West Australian spear thrower of classic leaf design, the front with incised men's zigzag ceremonial design and back finely adzed. Kangaroo sinew used at the throwing end to hold wooden barb and affect bush repair. Spinifex resin remnants on tip of throwing handle. Mounted.