Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Africa
  • bow, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: Africa?
  • wood, string, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 138 x 15 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 54 5/16 x 5 7/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7206

The bow is round in cross-section but is tapered toward either end. It is curved. The bowstring is knotted at one end near a band of plant fiber wrapping. The other end of the bowstring is wrapped around the other end of the bow. It is brown.