Object Title

Whistling arrow (kabura ya)

Whistling arrow (kabura ya)

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVIB.108

Provenance

Purchased at auction, Christies, 28 March 1995, lot 244

Physical Description

Bamboo shaft, the upper part being lacquered gold. The fletchings are missing. Small whistle of staghorn below which is a heavy three lobed head, rather like a fleur de lis, pierced with an inome.

Dimensions

Weight: The overall length of the arrow is 940 mm, the length of the fletchings was 155 mm.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Japan

Notes

35 VALUED AS A GROUP (XXVIB. 108- 140)