Gusle Bow

Gusle Bow

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Description (Brief)
This bow was made by an unknown maker in Montenegro, Yugoslavia, probably 19th century. It is made of bent hardwood, with a handle created by forked branch and stub, is unfinished; black horsehair is knotted to the stick ends.. Accessioned with gusle (Cat. #.094663).
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Object Name
Date made
place made
Serbia and Montenegro
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
horeshair (overall material)
overall: 1 1/8 in x 16 1/4 in x 9 in; 2.8575 cm x 41.275 cm x 22.86 cm
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catalog number
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Credit Line
Gift of John A. Kasson
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National Museum of American History
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