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Crim Tartar Style Bow

Turkey
19th century

This Crim Tartar style bow is dated 1253 AH (1834 AD) and bears the signature of well-known bowmaker Haci Mustafa Kavsi. The leather covering is painted blue with gold borders and stars on the back; the decoration is in pale pink where the leather covering extends onto the edge of the belly. The gold tips have heavy saddle-shaped ends.

124.5 cm long, 3.2 cm wide at mid-limb, 1.5 cm thick at mid-limb.

MAC 1994-0982