Object Title

Crossbow

Crossbow

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XI.96

Provenance

Presented 1957

Physical Description

The all-steel fore part is in the form of the usual German stonebow but with a detachable quarrel rest between the foresight pillars. The stock is similar to a gun stock and, like the quarrel rest, is inlaid with bone in animal figures, geometrical patterns and foliage. The cord and the return spring for the cocking lever catch are missing.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 845 mm (33.25 in), span: 624 mm (24.6 in) Weight: 6 lb 8 oz

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