Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • bow, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States
  • osage orange wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 89 x 8.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 35 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6854

The slat of wood is slightly curved and tapered at the ends. There are two small notches on either side of each end to accomodate the bowstring, which is not present. It is brown with lighter grain on the edges.