Object Title

Arrow - Whistling Arrow

Arrow - Whistling Arrow

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

XXVIB.44

Physical Description

The shaft is of white wood, parallel and fitted at the base with a whistle of carved wood having five slots. There is no head or other protection for the whistle at the tip. The long fletchings are mainly white with black towards the nock, the shaft between them being painted red. There are four fletchings and the nock is painted white.

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength1045mm
OverallWeight75g
FletchingsLength285mm
HeadLength55mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places China/Asia

Notes

Date suggested by Peter Dekker (2010) as Qianlong on the basis of the red paint and description of this type of arrow in the Qianlong Huangchao Liqi Tushi, which also identifies the fletchings as young eagle feathers. Compare XXVIB.101 of exactly the same type. Peter also comments on military or ceremonial/huinting use, see XXVIB.6.