Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
    active: Brazil
  • bow, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • wood, cotton? string, carving, staining
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 194 x 9 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 76 3/8 x 3 9/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Gift of Robert D. Turner Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7213

The long slat of wood is tapered at either end and is slightly curved. There is a tab-like extension at each end for a bowstring. It is very dark brown. The bowstring is made of twisted string. The excess at one end is twisted around itself and hangs loosely.