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

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