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Object Number:50-49-1464
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Negrito (uncertain)
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Northern Luzon
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Plant Fiber
Feather
Gum
Pigment
Length: 70.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Misses Elizabeth H. Metcalf and Sarah S. Metcalf, 1950
Other Number:61 - Other Number

Description

Round, slender, straight, dark brown wood; front end smoothly sharpened and blackened; round-bottomed nock c. .38cm, deep,; thick coating of black gum near nock; covers the feathering attachments up to the spiral wrapping of dark red-brown fibre. There is a loose wrap of paper-like fibrous material at start of gum. The first 2.5 cm of the gum is carved or impressed with lines in a crosshatching for 2cm, then to outline 2 rings around shaft, 3 dark brown half feathers inserted in slots in the shaft and bound to it by a fine fibre which passes through the feather in a continous spiral.


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