In these teacher materials, students will discover how simple machines (lever, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, wheel and axle, and screw) have played a part in the development of arms and armor.
These teacher materials prompt students to examine works of art in the museum in the context of their scientific properties, creation, and perception.
Germany, 15th century
wood (walnut?) inlaid with bone; horn; iron and steel; composite bow (horn and parchment), Overall: l. 87.00 cm (34 1/4 inches); Bow: w. 74.50 cm (29 5/16 inches); Butt: w. 4.20 cm (1 5/8 inches). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1725