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Light Crossbow (Schnepper) and Lever from the Armory of Moritzburg Castle

Date:
1728
Geography:
Dresden, Saxony
Culture:
German, Dresden
Medium:
Steel, wood (walnut and possibly hornbeam), staghorn, horn, wool, silk
Dimensions:
crossbow, L. 27 15/16 in. (70.9 cm); W. 26 3/4 in. (67.9 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 6 oz. (1,975 g); push lever, L. 24 3/8 in. (61.9 cm); W. 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 1 oz. (480 g)
Classification:
Archery Equipment-Crossbows
Credit Line:
Purchase, Basford Dean Memorial Collection, funds from various donors, by exchange, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.102.1a, b
Not on view
Inscription: MORITZBURG (plaque beneath stock)
No 8 (horn butt plate)
105 (stock, near butt plate)
indecipherable letters (stock, left side)
90 (long arm of spanner)
No 17 (short arm of spanner)

Marking: acorn; unidentified makers mark (bow)
Ex. Coll.: Armory of Moritzburg Castle, Germany; Historisches Museum, Dresden; Sotheby & Co. Sale, March 23, 1970
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