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Carter No.: 247

Handlist description: Long bow with thin sheet gold ornamentation

Card/Transcription No.: 247

247 LONG BOW - with thin sheet gold ornamentation.

POSITION: Original. Lying on ground north side of shrine No. 238, towards the west end. Beside it were a number of arrows (248) - (See photo).

DIMENSIONS: L. 197, max. thickness 3.0 centimetres.

DESCRIPTION: Red wood bow having its ends sheathed with thin sheet gold and a band of thin sheet gold on centre. This gold sheathing terminates with collars bearing the following ornamentation:

<> plain gold bare wood plain gold bare wood plain gold <>

It was wrapped in linen (decayed) tied with string at both ends and centre. Remnants of its original cord was still attached. (See sample in separate box).

REMARKS: In perfect state, only required washing and some of the gold restuck with glue.

Card no. 247 relating to Carter no. 247
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