Object Title

Longbow

Longbow

Date

1840-1850

Object Number

XXVIB.106

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, 1979. Presented by W Roberts, RN, 1846.

Physical Description

Shaft made of bamboo; its girth narrows towards the tips to a fine point. The knobs in the bamboo are decorated with bands of incised lines and diagonal flecks arranged parallel with the growth ring.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 186.7 cm (73.5 in) Weight: 0.58 kg (1 lb 5 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Painted number 19/189, stamped MA 3478 .

Associations

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p. 166, MA 3478.

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, no. xix.189, p. 182.

Notes

Roberts also presented a group of ten light reed arrows from the same provenance, some of which were 5 ft 6 in long.