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poison arrow
  • Philippines
  • poison arrow, late 1800s–1927
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • bamboo?, reed, sinew?, metal
  • Object Length: longest 62 cm
    Object Length: longest 24 3/8 in
  • Gift of O.B. Erich and C.R. Nagle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3567.04

This is one of a set of 30 arrows, each with a reed shaft. The back end is notched and wrapped with black strips. 22 arrows have a long thin metal point held in place with strips of sinew. 8 arrows have a long thin neck with a triangular point with barbs on the rear.