Bow

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-269741

Description

Large wooden bow with bowstring, possibly from the Solomon Islands or Tonga. The bow is flattened and painted black on one side. The bowstring is made of what appears to be twisted hair or plant fiber. The bowstring is attached at either end with fiber that has been twisted, wrapped and covered with resin. The bow would have been used for hunting or warfare.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bows (weapons)
wood (plant material)
hair
resin (organic material)
Bow

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,163

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

1 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3607