Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • United States
  • bow, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, string, pigment, cloth
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 73 x 7 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 28 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6499

The relatively short wooden bow has a larger curve in the center and smaller curve in the opposite direction at either end. It has a white field. The concave side is decorated with a dark blue zigzag with partial circles at the inside angle of each. There is a red zigzag on either side of the dark blue and red rays around each partial blue circle. There are two dark blue and one red vertical line on the opposite side. White cloth is wrapped at the handle and string is tied at either notched end.