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Carter No.: 048i(2)

Handlist description: Compound bow with bark decoration

Card/Transcription No.: 048i2-1

48 (i 2) Compound bow with bark decoration.

1:10 <> A B C D E F G H I Usual notch.

L. 120 W. in middle 2 x 1.8 thick: at middle of reverse curve 2 x 1.5: below notch 1.2 x .8: at notch 1.4 x 1.4. Stick entirely covered with bark, so construction could not be noted. Decoration A. Plain black, with dark yellow at extreme tip. B. Patterns in two shades of yellow & green on a dark red ground. C. Plain dark yellow, with a band of black on outer side, on which there was an inscription in dark yellow. Band was 13 long, and began 3.7 from D. Hieros heading to end of bow.


Card no. 048i2-1 relating to Carter no. 048i(2)
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