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Small Crossbow (Schnepper), Probably for a Woman or Child

Maker: Johann Gottfried Hänisch the Elder (German, Dresden, 1696–1778)
Date: dated 1738
Geography: Dresden, Saxony
Culture: German, Dresden
Medium: Steel, wood (fruitwood, probably plum or cherry), staghorn, hemp, wool, gold, horn
Dimensions: L. 22 7/32 in. (56.4 cm); W. 16 15/16 in. (43 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 14 1/2 oz. (866 g)
Classification: Archery Equipment-Crossbows
Credit Line: Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2011
Accession Number: 2011.429

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