Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ifugao or Negrito maker
  • crossbow, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • wood, string, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7.5 x 121 x 78 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 15/16 x 47 5/8 x 30 11/16 in
  • Gift of the Olga E. and Lt. Colonel Raymond H. Hollis family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4176

The wooden crossbow has a thick string still attached. There is a wooden peg in the middle of the handle portion. The handle portion is incised with several areas of crosshatching along the top and sides. There is a thin groove along the top. The cross portion that the string is attached to is undecorated.