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Bow fana

Bow fana

Place: Tahiti & Society Islands
Category: Ritual

wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 149.5 cm, d. 3.5 cm (max.), Inv. Am 3

Forster Register A.6: ‘2 bows made of white wood from Tierra del Fuego’

The bow shows the same features as Am 2. The lower-lying light-brown layers of wood are particularly recognisable where the wood in the grip region exhibits three areas of damage of different size. In addition to the Forster label (2 x 2 cm), the bow has an additional, rectangular label: ‘Forster’s register no. 6. A bow made of white wood from Tierra del Fuego.’ Like Am 2, this bow probably originated in the Society Islands (see annotation by Feest in Am 2). Gundolf Krüger

Related artefacts

Bow fana, Inv. Am 2