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Quiver: O.183-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Quiver and arrows. The quiver is long and tubular, made of two pieces of wood covered in woven yellow, red and brown cane in a geometrical pattern, with bands of leather binding at the base and twice round the middle. From the latter two a sling of leather is attached. There is a band of woven cane round the open end. The quiver holds thirteen arrows: six form a set, of cane with four brown feather fletchings bound on with thread, and a range of heads all tanged and bound on with glued thread. One has a round head for birding, one long square-section head, two have broad heads and two have barbed heads. One more, probably from this set, has no fletchings and its head is covered in a cloth cover bound on tightly with thread, with the label ‘this arrow is poisoned’. Two more have the same heads, leaf-shaped with twisted tangs, one fitted in a cane shaft, the other in a pine shaft. There are two more shafts without heads, but traces of thread binding and ends shaped for socketed heads; the fletchings are lost from all of these. There is one more completely modern arrow shaft

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 9.5 cm
Overall Length: 85.5-76 cm
Overall Length: 86.5 cm
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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA

Dating

19th century
Circa 1800 CE - 1879 CE

Note

Taylor Publ. no. 184, and perhaps some of the Curg arrows from O.183-1879 mixed in as well.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 183
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.183-1879
Primary reference Number: 160109
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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