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

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