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CAS Anthropology Collections Database

Catalog Number

CAS 2000-0005-0002   CAS 2000-0005-0002; 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 ca. 1925-1929
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Reed; Bamboo
Description Arrow with reed shaft and split bamboo foreshaft that tapers to sharp distal point; Foreshaft is inserted into distal end of shaft and secured with pitch and several small woven fiber rings; Both the pitch and the fiber rings are painted an ochre color.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 2.2, Length = 130.3