A Fine Spearthrower

79 Artefacts and Carvings (Western Australia)
A Fine Spearthrower
of elongated diamond shape, the front decorated with fine parallel linear zig-zag designs, the reverse replete with adze marking, wooden peg attached with kangaroo sinew and resin, the handle encased in thick black resin impregnated with vegetable glossy patina overall
72.0 cm length
Sold for $5,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 15 - 21 July 2010, Melbourne

Provenance

Private collection, United Kingdom
Private collection, Queensland
Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 25 July 2005, lot 118
The Collection of William and Lucy Mora, Melbourne