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CAS Anthropology Collections Database

Catalog Number

CAS 2000-0005-0004   CAS 2000-0005-0004; 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; Wood; Pitch
Description Arrow with reed shaft and elongated wooden point that is triangular in cross-section; Point is inserted into reed shaft and secured with quantity of pitch and several narrow woven fiber rings; Foreshaft is carved with geometric design on two of its faces near its proximal end.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 1.7, Length = 122.9