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Is an inscription in Hebrew letters on this crossbow a secret code?

Apr 3, 2013 2 MINUTES
"Art history is very much like detective work, and if you're lucky there's even a mystery to be solved."

Curator Dirk Breiding on a crossbow attributed to Heinrich Heid von Winterthur.

Explore this object:

Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Joseph Coscia Jr.

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