Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Potawatomi peoples
  • bow, late 1800s–1924
  • Where object was made: Kansas, United States
  • wood, plant fiber, pigment
  • Object Length/Width: 152 x 14.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 59 13/16 x 5 11/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1173.01

The bow has designs on the interior in red, yellow, and blue. There are repeats of a 3-sided cube, three diamonds, a circle divided in quarters, and arrowhead-like shapes pointed toward each other. The bow is strung with twisted plant fiber.