Object Title

Arrow

Arrow

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIB.52 E

Provenance

Found in the Broad Arrow Tower 11/12/1989

Physical Description

The head is of brass with three blades, one pointing forwards an leaf-shaped , the other two forming curved flattened barbs. Each barb has an edge on the reverse side and a cusped cut out where it joins the head. One barb has a broken tip.The head then thickens to form a cylindrical socket.
The shaft is of dark stained polished or lacquered reed. It is decorated with a gold band painted immediately before the flights and painted maroon to the nock decorated with assorted chevron and lozenge patterns in gold paint. There appears to be also a gold painted design which looks like a figure '6'. There is also a fabric band glued to the shaft in front of the gold band.
There are three flights of dark brown/black feather, spirally bound to the shaft. The flights angle outwards sharply then much more gradually before curving inwards abruptly at the nock.
The nock is painted gold with a shallow groove painted red.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length overall; 79.4 cm, Head length;6 cm, Head width; 4.2 cm, Fletch length; 18.5 cm, Fletch width; 0.5 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