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Crossbow: HEN.M.410-1933

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Object information

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.

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

Named entities

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Bequeathed
  • Dates: 1933-03-16

Dating

Maker(s)

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.

Subjects depicted

Components of the work

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

Associated department: Applied Arts

Identification numbers

  • Accession number: HEN.M.410-1933
  • Primary reference Number: 19462
  • Old object number: B112
  • Stable URI

Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Tuesday 4 May 2021
  • Last processed: Wednesday 5 May 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

Associated institutions

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