User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Bow and five arrows

Start collecting

Bow of light wood colored a greenish blue on the outside lune section. A ragged piece of red flannel bound to the middle by leather thong. bow plain except notches at the ends for the string. The arrows of plain white wood with large and sharp spear shaped heads inserted and bound with cat gut....

Show Full Description


1884-1885, acquired by Reverend Herbert Elijah Probert (1856-1913) when he served as the first Minister of Religion in the Wyoming Territory; 1887, gift of Reverend Probert to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Reverend Herbert Probert

Native American (Plains Culture), late 19th century

Object Place

Montana Territory, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, metal, feathers, cat-gut, flannel, steel




Arms and armor