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Arrow

Object Number:2003-32-196
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Hebrides (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Reed (plant)
Wood
Bone (uncertain)
Bast (uncertain)
Length: 102.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16518D - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16518D - Other Number

Description

Composite arrow: slender reed shaft, not nocked, wood foreshaft, bone (?) tip. Reed and tip encrusted, foreshaft black. Circa 4 cm. of foreshaft slightly ridged. Bast (?) binding at juncture of shaft and foreshaft, foreshaft and tip. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

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