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Six Crossbow Bolts

early 16th century; g, probably 17th or 18th century
Central European, possibly German
Steel, wood (oak), staghorn, pigment
bolt (g): L. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); Diam. head 1 in. (2.6 cm); Wt. 4.9 oz. (140 g)
Archery Equipment
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Paris. Palais du Trocadéro. "Exposition Historique du Trocadéro," 1878.

Breiding, Dirk H. A Deadly Art: European Crossbows, 1250–1850. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013. pp. 124–125, no. 46e, ill.(14.25.1576g pictured with 14.25.1596, 14.25.1598a, 29.158.648b, and 29.158.648c).

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