Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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arrow in two pieces
  • Brazil
  • arrow in two pieces, 1940s
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • wood, metal, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: a) 67.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: a) 26 9/16 x 9/16 in
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 76 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 29 15/16 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6857.a,b

The large arrow has a wood shaft that has been broken mid-shaft.
2007.6857.a is the portion with a long metal point with two barbs. The point is held in place with plant fiber string wrapping.
2007.6857.b is the portion with a notched end. The knob-like end is wrapped with plant fiber string.