Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Yup'ik peoples
  • 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
  • 2007.5535.03

2007.5535.03: is an arrow with a red wooden shaft and three white feathers, each with a red spot, 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 in the end of the bone segment and tethered to the arrow with woven string. Part of the bone segment is wrapped with string.