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A group of twenty-one black palm darts, tipped with 'curare' and each head protected with a ward of cotton. See also the sheath, Am1962,01.90a.
Length: 12.50 inches
- Curator's comments
Sheath [Am1962,01.90a] contains 21 black palm darts tipped with curare and about the head of each dart is a ward of cotton as filler? when dart is blown from pipe.
(ta 4b) TAIWANO.
This object is likely to contain traces of curare - either strychnos bisindole, or bisbenzylisoqinoline, or a combination of both. Wear gloves and handle with care.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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