Bow Drill


From: Siberia | Amur River

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 2003-43-253A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Orochi
Provenience Siberia | Amur River
Culture Area Siberia
Section American
Materials Wood | Iron | Fishskin | Plant Fiber
Technique Carved | Lashed | Forged

Bow drill crudely carved of wood; drill consists of a long stick split at the widen end; an iron bit is fitted into this split and lashed with vegetable fiber string; a flat rectangular platform is fitted on the stick 1/3 of the way up from the bit.

Length 56 cm
Width 15 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1899.1.253 - Other Number | 74-1-110 - Other Number | 38 (original inventory number) - Other Number

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