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Catalog Number

CAS 2000-0005-0001   CAS 2000-0005-0001; Bow
Category Weaponry
Object Name Bow
Culture Melanesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Papua New Guinea
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1925-1929
Collection Name Rollo Beck Collection (South Pacific)
Materials Wood
Description Hand carved wooden bow that is relatively flat in cross-section and tapered at each end; A low ridge is carved at each end, presumably to secure the bow string which is now missing; Interior face of bow bears traces of a pale gray backing fiber, parts of which are marked with lightly incised cross-hatched lines.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.3, Thickness = 1.9, Length = 155.9