Bow

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Culture/People
possibly Southwest (attributed)
Previous owner
John Mix Stanley (J.M. Stanley), Non-Indian, 1814-1872
Alice English Stanley (Alice Craig Morgan English/Mrs. John Mix Stanley), Non-Indian, 1838-1891
Previous seller
Alice English Stanley (Alice Craig Morgan English/Mrs. John Mix Stanley), Non-Indian, 1838-1891
Previous owner
Julius Theodore Melchers, Non-Indian, 1829-1903
Gari Melchers (Gari Julius Melchers/Julius Garibaldi Melchers), Non-Indian, 1860-1932
Donor
Gari Melchers (Gari Julius Melchers/Julius Garibaldi Melchers), Non-Indian, 1860-1932
Object Name
Bow
Media/Materials
Wood, sinew
Techniques
Carved
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place
Arizona; USA
Date created
1860-1870
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Western artist John Mix Stanley (1814-1872); inherited by his wife Alice English Stanley (1838-1891); sold to sculptor Julius Theodore Melchers (1829-1903) at an unknown date; inherited by his son, artist Gari Melchers (1860-1932); donated to MAI by Gari Melchers in 1929.
Catalog Number
16/5215
Barcode
165215.000
See related items
Southwest
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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