Image: Treating a spear from the Admiralty Islands

Treating a spear from the Admiralty Islands

Kate is using a syringe and a fine gauge needle to insert an acrylic resin into the join between the spear and the obsidian tip. The tip was loose and in danger of falling out, so Kate undertook this treatment to stabilise the condition of the object to enable the spear to travel and be on display.

Photographer:
Sheldon Teare
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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