Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bow

Date:
18th–19th century
Culture:
Indo-Persian
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
L. 33 3/4 in. (85.73 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 14 oz. (850 g)
Classification:
Archery Equipment-Bows
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.25
Not on view
Inscription: According to Stefano Carboni (2/24/95) the inscriptions are illegible pseudo-Naskh (cursive Arabic).
Navin Kumar, New York, NY
Elmy, D. "Steel Bows from India." Journal of the Society of Archer-Antiquaries 12 (1969). pp. 15-19.

Pant, G.N. Indian Archery. Delhi: Agam Kala Prakashan, 1978. pp. 118-121, (discusses steel bows), ill., pl. LV-LVII, LIX-LXV, CI, and CV.

Pant, G. N. Horse & elephant armour. Delhi: Agam Kala Prakashan, 1997. ill., pls. 72-73 (damascened steel bow made in two pieces, inscribed with the name of Bahadur Shah Jafar and dated 1857).



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