Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Apache maker
  • bow, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, sinew, pigment, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 106 x 13.5 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 41 3/4 x 5 5/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Pat Read
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6498

The wooden bow has two curves. The wooden portion of the bow has a primary curvature, with a sinew bowstring on the concave side. There is sinew on the non-string side of the bow. The handle at the center curves in the opposite direction, and it is colored red. Sinew is wrapped at three places on the handle.