Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Plains maker
  • bow, late 1800s–1949
  • Where object was made: Great Plains, United States
  • wood, sinew
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 105 x 18 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 41 5/16 x 7 1/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Gift of Ross Bryan
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6844

The bow has a sinew bowstring. The bow is slightly triangular, with a pointed curvature and tapered ends. The handhold and ends are wrapped with sinew. It is dark brown.