Object Title

Arrow

Arrow

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XXVIB.23 M

Provenance

Purchased from the Great Exhibition of 1861.

Physical Description

The broad head is elaborately cut out behind the point.
Behind the head the shaft is decorated with six equally spaced metal bands composed of alternating flattened copper and brass wires. Between each of the metal bands the decoration alternates between a brown and white chequered band, then a bluey metallic band.


The main body of the shaft is of dark brown (possibly stained?) reed of cylindrical section.


At the nock end of the shaft the decoration differs slightly from the other arrows in the group. Instead of alternating red and gold coloured bands with gold floral decoration, all the floral panels are blue-green, one much broader than the rest.
There are also only two panels of gold cross-hatching instead of four regularly spaced panels separating the floral panels.


The fletching consists of three white feathers, one having a dark grey or black pattern.


The bulbous nock is of bone with a deeply incised round groove painted red.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Head length: 6.5 cm, Head width: 1.7 cm, Length overall: 75 cm, Fletch length: 8.7 cm, Weight: The weight of each arrow is 0.034 kg.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.204, p. 102.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.165, p. 43.

Notes

VALUED AS A SET