Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • arrow, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Belgian Congo (present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • bamboo, feathers, plant fiber, metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 88.5 x 5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 34 13/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0781.22

This arrow has a bamboo shaft and a metal crescent-shaped point held in place with plant fiber wrapping. The opposite end of the shaft has the remains of dark brown feather fletching which is also held in place with plant fiber wrapping.