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arrow with scalloped point
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • arrow with scalloped point, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola?
  • bamboo, guinea fowl feathers, plant fiber, iron
  • Object Length/Width: 91 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 35 13/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.05

This bamboo arrow shaft has guinea fowl feather fletching in dark brown with light stripes. It has dark plant fiber wrapping at each end. There is a resin-like substance around the nock and binding. The point is triangular, but wider on the free end, which has two scallops.