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CAS Anthropology Collections Database

Catalog Number

CAS 1984-0008-0431   CAS 1984-0008-0431; Arrow
Category Weaponry
Object Name Arrow
Culture Melanesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Papua New Guinea
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Bamboo; Wood; Pitch (?); Plant fiber
Description Arrow with shaft made from unmodified bamboo shoot; Cylindrical wood foreshaft expands slightly in diameter toward its distal end before tapering gradually to a sharp distal point and is hafted to distal end of arrow shaft by means of several woven bands, one woven ring, and large quantity of pitch-like substance; Hafting bands and ring are painted with red pigment.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 2.0, Length = 139.5