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Arrow

Object Number:2003-32-163.4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Hebrides (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Length: 110.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16517C - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16517D - Other Number

Description

One of a bundle of 4 arrows wrapped in a strip of bark. Composite: reed shaft, wood foreshaft, bone (?) point. Black encrustation. Foreshaft carved with ridges and rings, red pigment. Not nocked. Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

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