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Crossbow: HEN.M.410-1933

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Steel bow, wooden stock inlaid with engraved stag's horn or bone: on one side, a man hunting a unicorn; Marcus Curtius, Horatius Cocles, and King David, and on the other side, the Judgement of Solomon, Julius Caesar, Tatius, Augustus, and Tarquin and Lucretia, labelledin Latin.

Notes

History note: James Stewart Henderson of 'Abbotsford', Downs Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex no. B112

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart

Dating

Mid 16th century
Production date: AD/CE 1557

Note

Steel bow, the string held in the spanned position by an ivory or bone “nut”. The wooden stock is inlaid with engraved stag's horn or bone: on one side, a man hunting a unicorn; Marcus Curtius, Horatius Cocles, and King David, and on the other side, the Judgement of Solomon, Julius Caesar, Tatius, Augustus, and Tarquin and Lucretia, all labelled in Latin.

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of gilt Stock Decoration: composed of ivory Stock: Height 66 cm
Bow: Width 56.5 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.410-1933
Primary reference Number: 19462
Old object number: B112
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 May 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 5 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Crossbow" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/19462 Accessed: 2021-12-05 13:10:32

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