Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Papua New Guinea
  • bow, late 1800s–1946
  • Where object was made: Papua New Guinea
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 163.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 64 3/8 x 1 3/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Edward A. Hibbard
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7185

The cylindrical length of wood tapers toward either end. It is slightly curved. Each end is cut to a small point to hold the bowstring. It is dark brown.