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CAS Anthropology Collections Database

Catalog Number

CAS 2000-0005-0005   CAS 2000-0005-0005; 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 fitted with 4 short points, each fashioned from bamboo sliver; 3 of the points are notched along their lateral edges and all 4 taper to sharp distal points; All points are inserted into red shaft and held in place with 9 woven fiber rings which are painted a red ochre color.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 1.2, Length = 122.0