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
  • 2007.5535.04

2007.5535.04: is an arrow with a red wooden shaft and the remains of three white feathers at one end held in place with string wrapping. The other end has a bone segment. It has an ivory point with three barbs inserted into the bone end and tethered to the arrow with braided string. There are small tufts of red yarn in the tether. Part of the bone segment is wrapped with white string.