Object Title

Arrow (ya)

Arrow (ya)

Date

19th century

Object Number

XXVIB.95 G

Provenance

Found in Broad Arrow Tower, Tower of London, 1989

Physical Description

The pile (point) is missing.The shaft is of cylindrical section bamboo and decorated at at either end of the fletching with bands of black lacquer over paper, and in front of the nock with a red lacquered band. The three flights are broad and long; they are made up of raptor or pheasant feathers of brown-grey rippled through with white patches.The nock is a simple U-shape cut into one of the nodes.

Materials

Dimensions

FlightLength137 mm
FlightWidth17 mm
OverallLength886 mm
OverallWeight26 g

Associations

Places Japan/Asia