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Arrow

Object Number:2003-32-213
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Santa Cruz Islands (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Length: 118.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16519F - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16519F - Other Number

Description

Composite arrow: reed shaft, hard wood point. Nocked. Very fine binding at nock end and at juncture between shaft and point, covered with some sort of sealant. Wood carved with relief points, incised chevrons, etc. Red, white, black pigment. 4.7 cm. tip, with two tiny backward-facing barbs (one broken off). Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

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