Pellet Crossbow for a Child

Pellet Crossbow for a Child

c. 1600-1650

Wood, bone inlay, steel

Overall: 44.3 cm (17 7/16 in.); Bow: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.); Butt: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1928.671

Location

Description

This crossbow, made for the use of a small child, was designed to throw small stones or pellets. The bow string is an accurate replacement.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Arms & Armor
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Arms and Armor

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