Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
  • bow, 1940s
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • wood, string, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 187 x 8 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 73 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7204

The slat of wood is slightly curved and notched at either end to hold a bowstring. The expansion near the center has a square cross section for a handhold, wrapped in string. The bowstring is made from twisted strings. It is light brown.