University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2012-31-40
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Gourd
Height: 19.5cm
Length: 130.5cm
Width: 41cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

Braced Gourd-bow (Xitende). Wood bow with a string tied to both ends. In the middle of bow near grip a thread spool is attached to half of a gourd. Wire string is attached to each end of bow and pulled in and attached to grip beneath thread spool. Gourd is damaged having three areas of loss.


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