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CAS Anthropology Collections Database

Catalog Number

CAS 2000-0005-0003   CAS 2000-0005-0003; Arrow
Category Weaponry
Object Name Arrow
Culture Melanesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Papua New Guinea
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1925-1929
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Reed; Wood
Description Arrow with reed shaft and long black wooden foreshaft that tapers to sharp point; Foreshaft is wrapped along most of its length with very narrow fiber strip which secures 7 pairs of short opposing barbs; Portion of foreshaft that is wrapped is painted a red ochre color; 2 series of short black lines are painted near proximal end of reed shaft.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 1.0, Length = 115.7