FMNH 276383.12

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    Description: scan of catalog card [FRONT] [MAIN BODY] Chicago Natural History Museum - Ethnology | Catalogue No. 276383 / 1-19 | ENT | Accession No. 2616 | Field Catalogue No. FC-4625 / 1-19 | Negative No. | PRL | Sub. Ind. No. 42-24 | General Provenience: Melanesia New Guinea: Papua | Where collected: | Where made: | Attribution: Torres Straits | Tribe: | People: | Culture: | Brief description: 19 arrows | Detailed description: Bundle of 19 arrows: blackened cane shafts; points of bone and wood; some points incised and designs filled with white pigment; string, fiber and leather (?) bindings. Some points are barbed with bone. | See reverse | Dimensions (in cm.): | length: 150.0* | width: | height: | circumfrence: | diameter: | *average | Fuller Collection: Purchased from Captain A.W.F. Fuller of London, England, in 1958
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    Description: excerpt of conversations on Sonoband 136 between Roland Force and Captain A.W.F. Fuller, 1958
Catalog Number: 276383.12
Description: arrow
Materials: cane, bone, wood, string, pigment, fiber, leather
Cultural Attribution: Torres Strait Islander, Melanesian
Accession Number: [2616] A. W. F. Fuller (Purchase)
Accession Year:
Other Numbers: FC 4625/1-19
District/County: Torres Strait
Collector/Source: Captain Alfred W. F. Fuller, Captain Alfred W. F. Fuller
EMu IRN: 1398671
GUID: 71367f42-5f6d-45a2-aaae-485ee91a5028

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