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
  • 2007.5535.05

2007.5535.05 is an arrow with a red wooden shaft and three white feathers (one with a large black spot) at one end held in place with string wrapping. It has a bone segment at the other end. A small bone point with three barbs is tethered to the arrow with braided string decorated with tufts of red yarn. Part of the bone segment is wrapped with white string.