Spear head, c 1960.

Made:
Australia
maker:
Aboriginal people

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Spear head made from bottle glass by aborigines in Central Australia. Spear heads have been made from a variety of
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Spear head made from bottle glass, by aborigines in Central Australia

Spear head made from bottle glass by aborigines in Central Australia. Spear heads have been made from a variety of materials, including glass. The word "glass" commonly describes the family of hard, brittle, non-crystalline solids based on silica, and fused with various other oxides.

Details

Category:
Glass Technology
Object Number:
1968-28
type:
weapons
credit:
Horniman Museum and Gardens

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