Object Title

Arrow

Arrow

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIB.52 A

Provenance

Found in the Broad Arrow Tower 11/12/1989

Physical Description

The blade is of brass with five lobes, one forming a leaf shaped point with two smaller leaf shaped side lobes angled outwards at approximately 30 degrees. The two remaining lobes extend each side and have a small undulating edge at the front with broad curving backs terminating in tips which are curled forwards closing almost completely. The flat back of the blade has incised cursive decoration and flares at the rear to form a round collar and tubular socket.
The shaft is of dark stained polished or lacquered reed. It has a gold painted band in front of the flights and is painted maroon from immediately before the fletching to the nock and decorated with chevron and lozenge patterns in gold paint.
There are three flights of dark brown or black feather, spirally bound onto the shaft. They are angled sharply at first and then flare gradually before curving inwards sharply at the nock. The nock is bulbous and painted gold with a shallow groove painted red.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length overall; 76.8 cm, Head length; 6.7 cm, Head width; 4.0 cm, Fletch length; 19.5 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