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Catalog Number Ap-002
Object Name Arrow
Description Reed shaft with palmwood point; palmwood point has carved barbs and 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; one feather is solid brown and other feather is brown and white stripes; 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 palmwood, reed, string, feather, unidentified paint
Dimensions W-6.5 L-193.7 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 22.0 cm
Length of palmwood point = 36.0
Width is the widest point of arrow at feathers
Condition Good
Condition Notes Overall good condition; string beginning to fray and unravel in some places
Catalog date 2011-08-10
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Reed shaft carved barbs on palmwood point
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237