Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Yup'ik maker
  • arrow, 1890s
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska (present-day Alaska), United States
  • wood, feathers, string, sinew?, stone, bone, ivory, yarn, paint, braiding, carving, weaving
  • Object Length: longest 88 cm
    Object Length: longest 34 5/8 in
    Object Length: shortest 84 cm
    Object Length: shortest 33 1/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5535.02

2007.5535.02: is an arrow with a red wooden shaft and three brown feathers at one end held in place with string. It has a bone segment at the other end. A brown stone point with three barbs is inserted into the bone end and tethered to the arrow with woven string decorated with small tufts of red yarn. Part of the bone segment is wrapped with white string.