Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Venezuela
  • arrow, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Orinoco River, Venezuela
  • reed, metal, cord, feathers, string, metal, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 155 x 4 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 61 x 1 9/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Philip R. Montgomery
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7172

The long arrow has a brown reed shaft, a dark brown wooden foreshaft, and a small metal point with a barb. The point is tethered by a length of cord currently wrapped around the foreshaft. The dark brown feathers at the opposite end are secured with string.