Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Large Crossbow (Ganze Rüstung) of Johann Georg, Baron von Rechenberg

dated 1663
probably Dresden
German, probably Dresden
Steel, wood, wood veneer (snakewood), ivory (elephant), staghorn, horn, copper alloy, gold, wool, leather
L. 32 3/4 in. (83.2 cm); W. 32 7/8 in. (83.5 cm); Wt. 25 lb. 11 oz. (11.66 kg)
Archery Equipment-Crossbows
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
Dukes of Saxony, Grand Dukes of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Riggs.
"Zur Konstruktion Europäischer Armbrustschlosse." Jahrblatt der Interessengemeinschaft Historische Armbrust 2012 (2012). pp. 42–43, figs. 4, 6, 8–10.

Breiding, Dirk H. A Deadly Art: European Crossbows, 1250–1850. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013. pp. 47–50, no. 11, ill. p. 48 and fig. 2.18.

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