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Catalog Number Ap-005
Object Name Arrow
Description Reed shaft with a carved wood blade point; 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 string; eight smaller feathers are attached surrounding larger feathers; larger feathers are brown and tan; smaller feathers are yellow, white, and brown; end of reed is carved into a nock.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Apalai
Date 1983
Material reed, unidentified wood, string, feather
Dimensions W-9.3 L-200.8 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 18.2 cm
Length of barbed point = 35.5
Width is the widest point of arrow at feathers
Condition Good
Condition Notes Overall good condition; string unraveling and fraying in places; feather barbs separating
Catalog date 2011-08-10
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Carved wood blade tip
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237