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: 82 x 4 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 1/4 x 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.15

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