- Museum number
Bow made of wood, hair (giraffe), fibre, string.
Height: 151.50 centimetres
Width: 4.50 centimetres
Depth: 3 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Ethdoc 298 - Letter R B Woosnam/Fagan 13 May 1914
'...the bow, quiver of arrows & the two Rhinoceros horns with loop of skin attached ... belong to Somali hunters who come from Italian Somaliland into British East Africa to hunt Elephants & Rhinoceroses ... the hair on the bow is giraffe tail & each little band of hair is the sign of one bull Elephant killed by the owner of the bow. I think the bow I gave you has 133 Elephants marked on it. ... The bow string is made of sinew probably giraffe...'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Af1914C3.66 (old CDMS no.)