Object Title

Arrow

Arrow

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIB.52 C

Provenance

Found in the Broad Arrow Tower 11/12/1989

Physical Description

The head is of brass with three blades arranged with the prominent central blade extending forwards. The central blade is elongated and leaf shaped with a flattened lozenge section. The two side blades have broad lobes with a convex sided V-shaped serration instead of a point. The back of the two side lobes forms a rounded D shaped panel inscribed with curved lines.
The socket is cone shaped and narrows to form two triangular shoulders which join the blade. It is decorated with two incised rings before it forms a cylindrical collar.
The shaft is of dark stained polished or lacquered reed and decorated immediately in front of the flights with a gold painted band. It is painted maroon from there to the nock and decorated with assorted chevron and lozenge patterns in gold paint. A string binding has been added in front of the gold band.
There are three flights of dark brown/black feather, spirally bound to the shaft. They angle outwards sharply, then much more gradually until they curve inwards abruptly at the nock.
The nock is bulbous and painted gold with a shallow groove painted red.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length overall; 77.3 cm, Head length; 6.8 cm, Head width; 2.6 cm, Fletch length; 19 cm, Fletch width; 1 cm

Inscriptions and Marks

Labelled 2889, and 'no. 12'.

Associations

Places Java

Bibliographic References

D. Elmy, 'Notes on South-East Asian Archery (Part 2)' Journal of the Society of Archer Antiquaries Vol.25, 1982, pp.22-4.

Notes

VALUED AS A SET