Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Venezuela
  • bow, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Orinoco River, Venezuela
  • wood, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 135.5 x 3 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 53 3/8 x 1 3/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Gift of Philip R. Montgomery
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7199

The narrow slat of wood is slightly curved and tapered toward either end. There is a tab-like extension on either end for the bowstring to attach. It is brown. There is a twisted plant fiber bowstring.