From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 13196
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Jomon (uncertain) | Yayoi (uncertain) | Japanese
Provenience Japan
Period Jomon (uncertain) | Yayoi (uncertain)
Date Made Jomon - Yayoi
Section Asian
Materials Obsidian
Technique Flaked

Arrowpoint (石鏃) or point. Tip of point and one barb missing. Concave end with two long barbs. Retouched on both sides. Translucent obsidian with dark streaks. This is one of three arrowheads, 13183, 13196 and 13201, which not only have concave bases but are waisted at the center section. The tangs at the end are exagerated. This special charateristic may simply be a variant of the bifacially retouched arrowheads with concave bases which have been found throughout Japan and can be dated to the Jomon and Yayoi Periods.

Length 2.2 cm
Width 1.1 cm
Credit Line Exchange with the Japanese Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
Other Number 41? - Other Number

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