- Museum number
Arrow made of reed, wood and vegetable fibre with a carved head, below which are two pairs of barbs
Length: 67.20 inches
- Curator's comments
- Register 1951
(Oc1951,07.251-263): A bundle. Apparently 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: Oc1951,07.256-263 (Previous group record)