A bronzed figure of a samurai archer poised with his bow and arrow raised (arrow missing).

Long bows could be 2.5m in length & were made of a wooden strip between 2 bamboo strips joined by fish glue then lacquered. Arrow heads varied in shape, including some for ceremonial use.

Gift of Mrs. John Windsor
20th Century
AGGV 1998.014.001
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