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: 81 x 3 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.17

The arrow has a bamboo shaft and metal point. The point is triangular, with the wider end as the cutting edge. There are two small scallops with a blunted point in the center and a point on either end. There are brown feathers at the opposite end. The feathers and point are held in place with plant fiber wrapping.