Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Babwa maker
  • bow, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood, hide
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 128.5 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 50 9/16 x 6 1/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7175

The cylindrical piece of wood is tapered at either end and is slightly curved. It is brown. There is a portion of a twisted hide bowstring attached at one end.