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Title

Bow and arrows

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Dano people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1969


Media category

Arms & armour


Materials used

black palm bow, plaited split-rattan binding, bamboo, carved wood, yellow orchid stem fibre (Dendrobium), red ochre pigment, pink and blue synthetic pigments, plant fibre string


Dimensions

bow 165.0 cm length, 3.5 cm diameter; string 143.5 cm length; arrows 116.8 to 132.2 cm length, 1.0 to 1.3 cm diameter :

a - bow - black palm, 165 cm, length


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

816.1979.a-h



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Natalie Wilson (Editor), Plumes and pearlshells: art of the New Guinea highlands, Sydney, 2014, 86 (colour illus.), 160. cat.no. 29