Bow

Item

Title

Bow

Creator

Unrecorded

Subject

Weapons

Description

Round section bow decorated with bands of hide with hair attached. Sinew string.

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

Pre 1907

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Whole: 1360 mm x 26 mm x 25 mm
Wood; Hide; Hair; Animal sinew

Identifier

R732

Source

Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Donated to Brighton Museum by Louisa Percival in 1907.
The Percival family of 11 Cambridge Road, Hove, donated several items to the World Art collections in the early 20th Century, from Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The 1901 census lists Hamilton Percival, his wife and three unmarried adult daughters, all 'living on their own means' and three servants. They are therefore likely to have had the resources to travel widely and collect for their own interests.
Louisa Abbott Percival
Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa
Pre 1907

Coverage

Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa
Cultural Group: Khoisan; Basarwa

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International