Object Title

Composite bow

Composite bow

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIB.8

Provenance

Presented by the East India Company, 1851

Physical Description

Made of bow wood and sinew. The bow is painted yellow with gold lined borders. The ears have decoration in silver. The splices for the ears and grip are bound in red and silver cord.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Width overall 765 mm (30.1 in), Width across shoulders 48 mm (1.8 in) Weight: The weight of the bow is 0.565 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no.xv 2, p.93

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, Thom Richardson, An introduction to Indian arms and armour, Leeds, Royal Armouries, 2007: 8