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Arrow

Object Number:2003-32-220
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands (uncertain)
Northern Solomon Islands (uncertain)
Bougainville (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Length: 125.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16519H - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16519H - Other Number

Description

Composite arrow: reed shaft, black hardwood point, lashed-on bone (?) barbs. Originally five barbs - two have broken off at base, one half way. Below the barbs, 6 cm. of decorative woven wrapping, brown and natural, in geometric patterns. Criss-cross binding at juncture of point and shaft, and at end of shaft. Not nocked. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

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