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, feathers, plant fiber, metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 73 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 28 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.13

This is an arrow with a dark brown bamboo shaft and metal point. The point is heart-shaped. It has dark brown feathers at the opposite end. The point and feathers are held in place with plant fiber wrappings.