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Catalog Number Ap-068
Object Name Bow
Description There are two bows labeled "Ap-068". For the purpose of this catalog record, the larger bow will be referred to as "Ap-068.1" and the smaller will be referred to as "Ap-068.2".

Ap-068.1 - Large bow with a small amount of twine wrapped around the limb and attached to one nock (shoulder strap or handle?); the twine is also secured to the limb with a small amount of red string; there is a carved nock at both ends; at approximately the center of the main string there is some red detailing.

Ap-068.2 - Smaller bow made in the same fashion as Ap-068.1 but with a much more substantial twine handle on the limb and no red detailing.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Collector Francis L. Black
Culture Apalai
Date 1983-84
Material wood, twine, string
Dimension Details Ap-068.1 - Width = 2.5 cm; Length = 213.9 cm

Ap-068.2 - Width = 2.4 cm; Length = 186.0 cm
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-08-25
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Bow wood, ovoid cross section, 84"
OCM Categories 220, 224, 411