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Catalog Number Ky-012
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Description Bamboo shaft with carved, single-barb wood point inset; unidentified material is wrapped around the intersection of the carved wood and bamboo shaft; fletching is constructed out of two feathers that are secured to the bamboo shaft by string; end of bamboo 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, feather
Dimensions W-4 L-178.4 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 16.0 cm
Length of wood head = 40.3 cm
Width is taken at widest point of feathers
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-08-24
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Bamboo shaft, single barb hardwood tip
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237