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Fish Arrow

Object Number:45-15-1064
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: California (uncertain) (State)
Culture Area: California Culture Area
Date Made: late 19th century
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1900
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Bone
Feather
Length: 72 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945

Description

Fishing arrow. Side-notched and barbed triangular obsidian point sinew-bound to and perhaps replacing the original end of a fine bone point with two pairs of long barbs. Bone point is inserted in wooden shaft. Three feathers (mostly missing). Sinew binding at point and at both ends of feathers.

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