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: 81.5 x 4 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 1/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.19

This arrow has a bamboo shaft and metal leaf-shaped point with a constriction near the middle. There are white feathers at the opposite end. There is a plant fiber wrapping to hold the feathers and point in place.