Object Title

Cranequin

Cranequin

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

XI.22

Physical Description

Of good quality, for a sporting crossbow, etched on the bar and wheel-case with a pattern flowers and tendrils, the cover of the wheel-case is etched with panels containing human figures representing the Sun, Moon, and Planets. A mark is stamped on the bar. Curved lever with plain wooden handle. The cord tiller loop is preserved, the suspension hook is missing.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of bar: 14.5 in (36.8 cm), Wheelcase diameter: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm) Weight: 5 lb. 5 oz.

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