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.
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Object Name
date made
19th century
Physical Description
snakewood (overall material)
bone (overall material)
horsehair (overall material)
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
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accession number
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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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