Object Title

Longbow

Longbow

Date

1800-1850

Object Number

XI.3

Provenance

Sold by the Deane Brothers, Portsmouth Point, 12 November 1840. From the wreck of the Mary Rose sunk in 1545.

Physical Description

Self bow of yew, with a slight taper to the nocks at either end, and a flat back. At the grip is a rectangular stain where an old museum label was affixed and removed.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length 1706 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

National Museum of Wales number 71.29.2.

Associations

Places India

Notes

Previously described as probably Indian, 19th century Of Grewia wood, half round section, roughly finished with the knots and pins slightly raised. No nocks cut in the tips. It is believed that another bow exists fitting this description. A bow with this accession number was on loan to the National Museum and Gallery of Cardiff 1971-2014. The National Museum of Wales has suggested the bow is more than likely made from yew, through visual checks conducted by their biodiversity team on 28/02/2013. This bow was confirmed by Graeme Rimer as not a Mary Rose bow in 2015, and of elm or wych elm.