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Crossbow (Halbe Rüstung) with Winder (Cranequin)

Maker:
Crossbow attributed to Johann Gottfried Hänisch the Elder (German, Dresden 1696–1778)
Date:
crossbow, ca. 1720–30; winder, ca. 1575–1600
Geography:
probably Dresden, Saxony
Culture:
crossbow, German, probably Dresden; winder, possibly German
Medium:
Steel, wood (walnut), staghorn, copper alloy, hemp, leather, silk, gold, iron alloy, wool
Dimensions:
crossbow: L. 26 15/16 in. (68.4 cm); W. 29 7/8 in. (75.8 cm); Wt. 13 lb. 15 oz. (6329 g); winder: L. 14 in. (35.5 cm); W. 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 3 oz. (2341 g)
Classification:
Archery Equipment-Crossbows
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.650a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 375
Waffen aus süddeutschem Schlossbesitz. Helbing, Munich: Galerie Hugo Helbing, Munich, October 20, 1919. lots 152, 153; pl. 28.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stephen V. Grancsay, and Carl Otto von Kienbusch. The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press for the Armor and Arms Club of New York City, 1933. pp. 241–45, no. 197, pl. LXIII.

Breiding, Dirk H. A Deadly Art: European Crossbows, 1250–1850. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013. pp. 51–53, no. 12, ill. p. 51 and figs. 2.20–2.22 (crossbow); pp. 105–106, no. 35, ill. p. 105 and fig. 5.9 (cranequin).



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