Object Title

Arrow

Arrow

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIB.82

Provenance

Old Tower Armouries collection.

Physical Description

The arrow has a wooden shaft with russet-coloured bindings of birch bark above the arrow head. The triangular head has a rectangular section with slight medial ridges and cylindrical socket. The arrow is fletched with three flights of dark brown feathers with a golden sheen (probably eagle), of which one is almost entirely missing. The nock is covered in green shagreen (ray skin).

Dimensions

FletchLength215 mm
HeadLength35 mm
OverallLength857 mm
OverallWeight0.036 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

Markings
Marked between two of the fletches with 'III'. It is not clear if these markings are contemporary or not.

Associations

Places China/Asia

Notes

Appears to form an associated group with similar arrows XXVIB.16, 80 and 81