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Carter No.: 048h

Handlist description: Compound bow, covered with decoration of gold and inlay

Card/Transcription No.: 048h-1

48 (H) Compound bow, covered with decoration of gold & inlay.

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Covered with a single linen bandage about 9 wide. End of this carried down bow about 20: then wound round & round & tied in a granny knot at other end. L 134 W in middle x 2.7 x 2.5, centre of reverse curve 3.2 x 2, below notch 1.7 x 1.1. Notch 2 x 3. Diam of rounded end 1. Stick entirely covered with gold and inlay, so notes on construction impossible. Bow oval in section.

Decoration A. Plain gold sheeting B. Gold hieroglyphs stuck on to the black glue(?) with which the bow was originally covered.

Round bow <>, facing to end.

Card no. 048h-1 relating to Carter no. 048h
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