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Arrow, D88.163

Physical Description

Narrow, straight shaft of bamboo. Notched at one end to take string of bow. Immediately below notch is small band of what appears to be animal sinew(?) tightly wrapped to strengthen that area and to prevent notch from splitting shaft when discharged from bow. At other end of shaft it is hollow to take iron shaft of metal arrow head.

Research Notes

Consistent with arrow shafts from NE Nigeria. A shaft of arrow to hold arrow heads-likely for hunting. Narrow, straight shaft of bamboo. Notched at one end to take string of bow. Immediately below notch is small band of what appears to be animal sinew(?) tightly wrapped to strengthen that area and to prevent notch from splitting shaft when discharged from bow. At other end of shaft it is hollow to take iron shaft of metal arrow head. —Joel A Vanderburg

Provenance

Donated
Locality

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 415 x 8.4 x 8.6mm

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