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Catalog Number Ky-014
Object Name Arrow
Description Bamboo shaft with carved wood insert; unidentified material is wrapped around the intersection of the bamboo and wood; fletching is constructed out of two feathers that are secured to the bamboo with string; smaller feathers are attached to the bamboo at the base of the larger feathers; end of the 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-5.2 L-155 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 13.3 cm
Length of wood head = 51.0 cm
Width is taken at the widest point of feathers
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-08-24
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Bamboo shaft, smooth hardwood point
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237