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

Date:
dated 1663
Geography:
probably Dresden
Culture:
German, probably Dresden
Medium:
Steel, wood, wood veneer (snakewood), ivory (elephant), staghorn, horn, copper alloy, gold, wool, leather
Dimensions:
L. 32 3/4 in. (83.2 cm); W. 32 7/8 in. (83.5 cm); Wt. 25 lb. 11 oz. (11.66 kg)
Classification:
Archery Equipment-Crossbows
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.1576a
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Paris. Palais du Trocadéro. "Exposition Historique du Trocadéro," 1878.

"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, fig. 2.18.



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