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Early antique composite bow
India

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A very nice composite bows from India.

This Indian bow measures unstrung, 74cms from tip to tip and 78cms diagonally corner to corner.
The surface of the bow still remains much of its original paints and gilt.
Very unusual geometric designs are repated four times to both the inside and the outside of the bow. These designs show clear remains of gilt and appear to be a tall stylised bird in profile, perhaps with some meaning to guide the arrow whilst in flight.
A 16cms split is found to one outer edge of the bow revealing aspects of its laminated construction.
A nice and unusual item.