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: 79 x 3 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.14

This arrow has a bamboo shaft and metal point. The leaf-shaped point has a constriction in the middle. It has dark brown feathers with white dots at the opposite end. The plant fiber wrapping holds the feathers and point in place.