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Catalog Number Ky-071
Object Name Bow
Description Large bow with a small amount of twine wrapped around the limb and attached to one nock (shoulder strap or handle?); twine also runs the entire length of the bow from one nock to the other nock; there is a carved nock at both ends.

From the Xikrin Kayapo
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Kayapo
Date 1972
Material wood, twine
Dimensions W-2.6 L-178.2 cm
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-08-25
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description palm wood, rough cross section, 70"
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411