Spear

Description
This long barbed spear is called a sokilaki was acquired sometime before 1845 by Henry Phillpotts who fought and died in New Zealand. The shaft is normally thickened in the centre to offer a balance. The barbs are designed to make the removal of the weapon from the injury extremely difficult.
Accession Loan No.
E1616
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
spear
Simple Name
weapon
Full Name
spear
Dimensions
whole length 3094 mm; whole W 53 mm
Production Year High
1845
Production Country
Fiji
Production Area Region
Melanesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
wood; fibre
Function Name
weapon
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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