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: 148 x 8 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 58 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7176

The cylindrical piece of wood is tapered at either end and slightly curved. It is brown. The twisted hide bowstring is loose and is loosely wrapped on either end.