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Light Crossbow (Schnepper) from the Armory of Sedlitz Palace

Johann Gottfried Hänisch the Elder
(German, Dresden, 1696–1778)

Date: dated 1733
Geography: Dresden
Culture: German, Dresden
Medium: Steel, wood (walnut), staghorn, hemp, wool, gold
Dimensions: L. 27 11/16 in. (70.3 cm); W. 22 1/2 in. (57.1 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 5 oz. (1,949 g)
Classification: Archery Equipment-Crossbows
Credit Line: Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2010
Accession Number: 2010.315

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