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arrow with tethered point
  • Brazil
  • arrow with tethered point, 1940s
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • reed, wood, metal, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Diameter: 136 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 53 9/16 x 13/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6855

The arrow has a long reed shaft and a wooden peg inserted in one end with a notch. There is a larger wooden cylinder inserted in the other end for the point to slip over. The point is on a separate wooden piece that is tethered to the shaft with a plant fiber cord. The metal point has two barbs.