A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.
Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.