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: 87 x 3 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 34 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.20

This arrow has a bamboo shaft and metal point. The metal point is triangular, with the wide bottom as the piercing edge. It comes to a smaller point in the middle with two scallops. Most of the fletching is absent.