Title: Arrow
Date: mid-20th century
Cultural Region: probably Highlands region
Medium: sword grass stem, black palm, paint, human bone
50 13/16 in. (129.1 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Leif J. Sverdrup
Object Number: 107:1977
Place of origin: Papua New Guinea
Current Location: Not On View
c.1939-1945 - 1977
General Leif J. Sverdrup (1898-1976) and Helen L. Sverdrup, St. Louis, MO, USA, collected by General Sverdrup during World War II in Papua New Guinea [1]

1977 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by Mrs. Leif J. Sverdrup [2]

[1] A note on the accession record indicates this object was “collected by General L. J. Sverdrup in World War II” [SLAM document files].

[2] A letter dated May 18, 1977 from Lee Parsons of the Saint Louis Art Museum to Mrs. L. J. Sverdrup acknowledges the gift of this object [Director’s Office, Donor Correspondence, Archives, Saint Louis Art Museum]. Minutes of the Acquisitions Committee of the Board of Trustees, Saint Louis Art Museum, April 14, 1977.

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