This bow accompanies a quiver, or case, originally containing 12 arrows. The original records note that the arrows were poisoned with a preparation of strophantus seeds and snakes heads, made more effective by commissioning a medicine-man to utter a magic spell over them.

Further Information

  • Type: Weapons, armour
  • Object: Bow
  • Materials: Wood
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1958
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Abu Bakarr Seisay (Seller)
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1958.15.05A

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