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Carved wooden Bois d' Arc bow / Phil Cross

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54'' long Bois d' Arc bow was made in May 2013 specifically for the Gilcrease Museum. This bow has a pull of 80 pounds at a 24" draw. The wood was taken from a Bois d'Arc tree approximately two miles northwest of Anadarko, Oklahoma. The grip is of brain tanned, smoked buckskin. Bow string appears to be cordage.

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Title(s): 
Carved wooden Bois d' Arc bow
Creator(s): 
Phil Cross
Culture: 
Native American; Caddo
Date: 
May 2013
Materials/Techniques: 
wood (Bois d' Arc), hide (deer)
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gilcrease purchase from Phil Cross on June 6, 2013 for an exhibition
Accession No: 
84.3529a
Department: 
Signed, "artist symbol" on inside of bow.
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