Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Babwa maker
  • bow, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood, hide
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 145.5 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 57 5/16 x 3 3/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7177

The cylindrical piece of wood is tapered at either end and is slightly curved. It is brown. The twisted hide bowstring runs for the length and is wrapped at either end.