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Arrows in Bark

Object Number:2003-32-162
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Hebrides
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Reed (plant)
Bone (uncertain)
Bark
Cotton
Length: 112.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16614 - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16614 - Other Number

Description

Bundle of 11 arrows in strip of bark tied with red and black patterned cotton trade cloth. Arrows are composite, with reed shafts, palmwood points, and bone (?) tips. Three arrows are missing tips. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

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