Violin Bow

Description:

This bow was made by an unknown maker, provenance unknown, 19th century. It is a violin bow made of an octagonal and fluted snakewood stick with a snakewood frog. The button is of turned bone that has been cracked and poorly glued. The stick is pierced at the mortice for the eyelet.

Date Made: 19th century

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Lex K. Larson in memory of Arthur Larson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1994.0036.06Accession Number: 1994.0036Catalog Number: 1994.0036.06

Object Name: Bow

Physical Description: snakewood (overall material)bone (overall material)horsehair (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/4 in x 7/16 in x 28 1/4 in; 3.175 cm x 1.11125 cm x 71.755 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-4151-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_607580

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