Violin Bow

Violin Bow

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Description (Brief)
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Bow
date made
19th century
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
ID Number
1994.0036.06
accession number
1994.0036
catalog number
1994.0036.06
Credit Line
Gift of Lex K. Larson in memory of Arthur Larson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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