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Catalog Number Ky-019
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Description Bamboo shaft with a wood insert; unidentified material is wrapped around the intersection of the bamboo shaft and wood head; bone tip is secured to the end of the wood head with string; fletching is constructed out of two partially halved feathers that are secured to the bamboo shaft with string; end of bamboo shaft is carved into a nock.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Kayapo
Date 1970s
Material bamboo, wood, unidentified material, string, bone, feather
Dimensions W-4 L-152.1 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 13.7 cm
Length of bone tip = 4.7 cm
Width is taken at the widest point of the feathers
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-08-24
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Bamboo shaft, wood with bone tip, narrow fletching
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237