Object Title

Composite bow

Composite bow

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVIB.40

Provenance

Presented by the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, 1953.

Physical Description

The bow is composite and reflexed, with long ears and staghorn string bridges. On the belly side of the limbs the black horn is exposed and polished, the back being covered with reddish birch bark arranged in a chevron pattern and decorated with bats, the character JU and flowers in different coloured barks. The grip is cork covered.

Dimensions

Dimensions: strung length 1640 mm (64.7 in), the length from nock to stringbridge being 200 mm. Weight: 1.015 kg (2 lb 4 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places China