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Harpoon

Arrow

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Object Number:34-31-6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yaruros
Provenience: Venezuela
State Of Apure
Lower Rio Capanaparo
Culture Area: Circum-Caribbean
Section:American
Materials:Reed (plant)
Iron
Leaf Fiber
Feather
Length: 122.5 cm
Credit Line:University Museum / Columbia University Venezuelan Expedition; Vincenzo Petrullo, 1934

Description

Used in hunting turtles and crocodiles. Reed shaft, detachable barbed iron point. String, moriche palm leaf fiber, wound ready to be shot. Six feathers, tied, on edge.

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