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, guinea fowl feathers, plant fiber, metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 75 x 5 x 3 cm width includes splayed feather
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 29 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 1 1/8 in width includes splayed feather
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.12

This is an arrow with a bamboo shaft and metal point. The point is heart shaped. It has brown feathers with white spots at the other end. Plant fiber wrapping holds the feathers and point in place.