University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 45-15-986A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Blackfeet
Provenience: Montana
Culture Area: Great Plains
Section:American
Materials:Reed (plant)
Feather
Pigment
Metal
Length: 6.3cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945

Description

All wooden shafts with wavy grooves; most with painted bands; 3 long feathers (some are nearly half the length of the shaft); sinew binding at ends of feathers and at head. A-W: with iron heads; A large diamond-shaped head; B diamond shape, the butt end very short, pierced at widest point and at one side near point; C, D, E, triangular, tanged, two barbs; F Lanceolate; Q-W triangular to long triangular, T with piercing near butt. X: butt end only. Y and Z: with blunt point.

With bow 45-15-985; belongs with quiver-and-bowcase 45-15-970.


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