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Arrow

Object Number:2003-32-211
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Solomon Islands
Santa Cruz Islands (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Length: 115.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16519M - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16519M - Other Number

Description

Composite arrow: reed shaft, hard wood point. Nocked. Very fine binding 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, split/bifurcated for bone point (broken off?) and with two tiny backward-facing barbs. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

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