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Carter No.: 048i(1)

Handlist description: Double compound bow

Card/Transcription No.: 048i1-2

48 (i1) cont.

and an African at the other. Thus the head and chin formed the notch & the space between the drawn together shoulders the groove at the back of the notch. The idea must have been that every time the King used the bow he bow-stringed two captives.

Decoration A. Figure of an Asiatic prisoner with arms bound behind back at elbows. Hair, beard & eye pupils in black bark Face, neck & arms reddish bark. Details of face and fillet round head of light bark. Elaborate robe made up of several shades of bark, - one ordinary light colour, a still lighter yellow, red, green, black. Also a few border details in thin strips of gold leaf.

B. One bow covered with black bark, the other with


Card no. 048i1-2 relating to Carter no. 048i(1)
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