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Two composite arrows with notched reed shaft; (f) with barbed iron head with long tang, poisoned (g) with barbed iron head set in a foreshaft.
Length: 23.10 inches (Af1950,02.24.f)
Length: 26.10 inches (Af1950,02.24.g)
- Curator's comments
- Accompanies arrows Af1950,02.24.a-h.
f: Composite arrow with notched reed shaft & barbed iron head with long tang, poisoned.
g: Another with barbed iron head set in a foreshaft.
AWOGBA, NIGERIA, MADA tribe (pagan). May 1912
See note re MADA swords. The tips of these arrows are wooden & are probably poisoned with the stropanthus plant. When fresh, generally fatal unless antidote applied immediately.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register 1950:
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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