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Catalog Number ArK-008
Object Name Arrow
Description Bamboo shaft with a bone point at tip; bone point is attached to the wood with a dark string; fletching is constructed with two halved feathers attached at their shafts to the other end of the bamboo with string; fletching is rounded; two smaller blue and yellow pieces of feathers are attached to the very end of arrow; end of bamboo is carved into a nock.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Arara Kurambe
Date 1986
Material bamboo, wood, string, unidentified organic material, bone, feather
Dimensions W-7.7 L-194.3 cm
Dimension Details Length of feathers = 20.6 cm
Length of bone point = 7.5
Width is the widest point of arrow at feathers
Condition Fair
Condition Notes Overall fair condition; one feather shaft is detaching from bamboo; unidentified organic material is unraveling from bamboo
Catalog date 2011-08-10
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Bamboo shaft, wood with bone tip
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411, 237