Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • United States
  • bow, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, rawhide, paint, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 156 x 14 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 61 7/16 x 5 1/2 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7192

The slat of wood is tapered toward the ends and is slightly curved. It is notched on one edge near the middle. The notches are painted red and green. There is yellow with four-petalled red flowers and green leaves. The twisted rawhide bowstring is tied around a tab at either end.