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Franklin relics

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Object ID AAA2110
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. Arrow bought from the Inuit by the McClintock Search Expedition on 3 March 1859, near Cape Victoria, on the Boothia Peninsula. The item is made from materials salvaged from equipment that had belonged to the Franklin expedition. The arrow has a iron head riveted to a length of bone, lashed to a wooden shaft. It retains its flight feathers.
Date made 1848-1859

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made Canada
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials iron; wood; antler; ptarmigan (Lagopus muta or Lagopus lagopus) feather
Measurements 635 x 19 mm
  • Arrow (AAA2110)
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