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: 92 x 4 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 36 1/4 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.21

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. There are dark brown feathers with white dots on the opposite end. The point and feathers are held in place with plant fiber wrapping.