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Catalog Number Ap-001
Object Name Arrow
Description Reed shaft with a bone point at tip; bone point is attached to the reed with a dark string; fletching is constructed with two halved feathers attached at their shafts to the other end of the reed with red string; two smaller pieces of feathers are attached to the very end of arrow; end of reed is carved into a nock.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Apalai
Date 1984
Material bone, reed, string, feather
Dimensions W-7.4 L-190.5 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 22.9 cm
Length of bone point = 8.6 cm
Width is the widest point of arrow at feathers
Condition Good
Condition Notes Overall good condition; string beginning to fray and unravel in places; several barbs on one feather have been torn off and are missing
Catalog date 2011-08-10
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Reed shaft, bone tip
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237