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Pellet Crossbow

Pellet Crossbow

1600s

Did You Know?

This is a custom-made crossbow combining popular Italian and German designs of the 1600s.

Description

This ornate pellet crossbow is designed to fire molded clay pellets or small rocks, giving it the name stonebow. The bow is hand drawn and used for hunting small game.
  • ?-1916
    Frank Gair Macomber (1849-1941), Boston, MA, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1916-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Catalogue of Arms and Armour. Vol. 4, 17th to 19th century and a few pieces of iron work. [Boston, Massachusetts]: [Frank Gair Macomber], [1900-1915]. Mentioned and Reproduced: No. (240) 263 archive.org
    Gilchrist, Helen Ives. A Catalogue of the Collection of Arms & Armor Presented to the Cleveland Museum of Art by Mr. and Mrs. John Long Severance; 1916-1923. Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1924. Mentioned: p. 176, G11; Reproduced: Plate XXXVIII, G11 archive.org
    Fliegel, Stephen N. Arms and Armor: The Cleveland Museum of Art. [Cleveland, Ohio]: The Museum, 1998. p. 139
    Fliegel, Stephen N. Arms & Armor: The Cleveland Museum of Art. [Cleveland, Ohio]: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2007. cat. no. 208, p. 193
  • Armor Court Reinstallation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer).
  • {{cite web|title=Pellet Crossbow|url=false|author=|year=1600s|access-date=02 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1916.1726