Arrow or Spear

Unidenttified maker (Bougainville Island)


about 1840

Cane, wood, plant fiber, and pigment

Overall: 40 15/16 × 3/8 in. (104 × 1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the Smithsonian Institution



Place Made: Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands, Melanesia, Oceania


19th century

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Not on view


Possibly collected by U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842; transferred by order of the United States Congress to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (no. 3881), 1857; acquired by the Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, in an exchange, 1880's; catalogued, 1913.

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