- Museum number
Three arrows made of wood, reed, vegetable fibre with three opposed pairs of barbs below which is incised pattern in filled with white. The whole head is red ochred.
Length: 67.60 inches (219)
Length: 67.60 inches (220)
Length: 67.50 inches (221)
- Curator's comments
- Register 1951
Three arrows all similar and similar to Oc1951,07.218 with three opposed pairs of barbs.
(Oc1951,07.212-223): Bundle labelled "Purari". Namau
(Oc1951,07.212-308): Bundles of bows and arrows - each bundle from a different district. " All bamboo arrows and all with bone barbs are from Namau. Bamboo-blade arrows are not used for killing fish but are specially reserved for fighting at close quarters."
All bundles except the last include bamboo-bladed arrows, so are presumably Namau.
(Refers to the whole Oc1951,07 series):
A large ethnographical collection from the Namau and Ipi tribes of the Purari delta and Elema regions, Papuan Gulf, made by J.H.Holmes (missionary) between 1893 and 1900. The remainder of the collection (about one third) is in the Liverpool Museum.
See J.H.Holmes, "In Primitive New Guinea". See Eth Doc,1020 (M.S.Catalogue).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register information: Collection 'made by J.H. Holmes (missionary) between 1893 and 1900.'
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 11 (MS catalogue page number)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1951,07.219-221 (Previous group record)