Object Title

Arrow

Arrow

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIB.52 D

Provenance

Found in the Broad Arrow Tower 11/12/1989

Physical Description

The head is of brass with a single elongated leaf-shaped blade and a flat curved barb extending from one side.
The blade is of flattened lozenge section. The head widens in a cone behind the blade. It is decorated with a pair of incised rings before it becomes a cylindrical socket.
The shaft is of dark stained polished or lacquered reed. There is a broad gold painted band immediately in front of the flights and maroon paint up to the nock decorated with assorted chevron and lozenge designs in gold.
There are three flights of dark brown/black feather, spirally bound to the shaft. They angle outwards sharply then more gradually before curving inwards abruptly at the nock.
The nock is bulbous and painted gold with a shallow groove painted red.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length overall; 80 cm, Head length; 6.6 cm, Head width; 2.5 cm, Fletch length; 19.5 cm, Fletch width; 0.4 cm

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