Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Brazil
  • arrow, late 1800s–1968
  • bamboo, wood, bone, plant fiber, guan? feathers, parrot feathers, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 177 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 69 11/16 x 3 3/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Robert D. Turner Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7189

The arrow has a long bamboo shaft and a long wooden point inserted in one end and secured with dark brown plant fiber wrapping. The small bone barb is held on the wooden point with string wrapping. The two dark brown feathers at the opposite end are secured with string. There is dark brown plant fiber wrapping near the feathers. There are small red and yellow feathers at the notched end.