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Bow

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Object Number:54-15-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Date Made: 18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Reed (plant)
Cloth
Snakeskin
Technique:Inlaid
Credit Line:Gift of William G. Hoffman, 1954

Description

Lacquered wood with reed and cloth binding; snakeskin over ends; two inlaid diamonds of lighter wood near each end. Extremely sprung-when strung it is cupid's bow shape.

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