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Wood, inlaid with stag horn; flax cord; steel with traces of paint and gilding
Overall: 82.6 cm (32 1/2 in.); Bow: 59.4 cm (23 3/8 in.); Butt: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1726
This is a custom-made crossbow combining popular Italian and German designs of the 1600s.
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.
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