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Crossbow

Object Number: 
1941.229a
Date: 
1800-1900
Medium: 
Wood, iron, jute, brass, mother-of-pearl, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 45 x 29 in. ( 114.3 x 73.7 cm )
Description: 
Wood, iron, jute, brass, mother-of-pearl, and bone crossbow; rope bowstring looped to ends of iron bow that is fastened to front of wooden frame; iron and brass scrolls inlaid at middle frame on both sides, bone and mother-of-pearl strips inlaid on bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group