Bow and five arrows
Native American (Plains Culture)
late 19th century
Object Place: Montana Territory, United States
Medium or Technique
Wood, metal, feathers, cat-gut, flannel, steel
Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 231)
Bow of light wood colored a greenish blue on the outside lune section. A ragged piece of red flannel bound to the middle by leather thong. bow plain except notches at the ends for the string. The arrows of plain white wood with large and sharp spear shaped heads inserted and bound with cat gut. Three feathers at the other end of each arrow.
About 1884/1885, acquired in Wyoming by Rev. Herbert Elijah Probert (b. 1856 - d. 1913), Damariscotta, ME; 1887, gift of Herbert Probert to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 8, 1887)
NOTE: Rev. Probert served as the first Minister of Religion in the Wyoming Territory.
Gift of Reverend Herbert Probert