About this object

History of use

Used for weapon in warfare and hunting.


Mrs. Stephens stated that she and her late husband Dr. Treutle were entering Ituri forest when these arrows were shot at them.

Physical description

An arrow with a shaft (part a) made of rounded light brown wood. There is a small lance-olate-shaped iron arrow point (part b) that has an incised line down the middle on both sides. A dried leaf fits through a slit at the end of the shaft. At the end of the shaft, there is a horizontal band, and a simple grooved finial at the end.