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Catalog Number Ap-004
Object Name Arrow
Description Reed shaft with barbed wood point; fletching is constructed with two halved feathers attached at their shafts to the other end of the reed with string; two smaller pieces of feathers are attached to the shaft of larger feathers; end of reed is carved into a nock.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Apalai
Material reed, string, feather
Dimensions W-7.4 L-184.5 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 15.8 cm
Length of barbed point = 31.0
Width is the widest point of arrow at feathers
Condition Good
Condition Notes Overall good condition; string is unraveling and fraying in places; feather barbs are separating
Catalog date 2011-08-10
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Reed shaft, natural wood barbs
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237