Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • arrow, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola?
  • bamboo, metal, feathers, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 91 x 4 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 35 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.08

This is an arrow with a bamboo shaft and metal point. The point is trapezoidal, with the larger part of the trapezoid attached to the shaft and two prong-like extensions. It has dark brown feathers at the opposite end. Plant fiber wrappings hold the feathers and point in place.