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Blow Gun

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Object Number:44-2-1A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Ixil
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Nebaj
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Palm Wood (uncertain)
Seed
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1944

Description

Palm? wood with an inner tube in two longitudinal sections [ visible at convex proximal end.] Distal end twice recessed [terraced.] Two red seeds embedded in thick ring of gum 33 cm from proximal end form the sight. Cerbatana. 11 stone pellets. Old style weapon used by the Indians of the Ixil region of Quiche.

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