Object Title

Arrow

Arrow

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVIB.35 I

Provenance

Found, Oriental Armoury, 1975.

Physical Description

Possibly for the use of Imperial Guards.
The copper head is long and slender. It narrows in the middle and has a small oval shaped spatulate head and flares at the end to form a round socket.


The slender reed/bamboo shaft is lacquered black and decorated with red bands at the head and at either end of the fletches. Immediately behind the head there is a broad spirally bound band followed by two further narrow bands. The flights are bound at each end by broad spiral bands and decorated with an additional narrow band. There is another narrow band immediately in front of the nock.
There are two broad feather flights with brown horizontal coloured bands.
The clear crystal nock is missing.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length overall; 67.4 cm, Head length; 11.0 cm, Flight length; 19.0 cm, Flight width; 9.0 cm, Weight: The weight is 0.028 kg.

Associations

Places Japan