Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • arrow, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood, iron, brass, plant fiber
  • Object Length: longest 51 cm
    Object Length: longest 20 1/16 in
    Object Length: shortest 40.5 cm
    Object Length: shortest 15 15/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0259.39

This is one of 88 arrows (2007.0259.02-89) that are made of wooden shafts with leaf fletching, when present. The points, when present, are of brass or iron. The shaft may simply be sharpened at the end. Many of the arrows show a point, some with a thick build up of mud-like material.