University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2003-32-164
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Hebrides (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Length: 90.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16520 - Other Number
14099 - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16520A - Other Number

Description

Composite arrow: reed shaft, wood foreshaft, bone (?) point encrusted with black. Top of foreshaft painted light blue, criss-crossed with very fine binding. Broader, light-colored binding at juncture of shaft and fore-shaft and at end. Nocked. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900. "Oceanie 14099 / 29 fleches empoissonnes [29 poisoned arrows].


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