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Crossbow: AAL.3-1963

Object information

Awaiting location update


Maker: Unknown




Composite bow made up of layers of horn, wood, and bark, the oller overlaid with engraved stag's horn


History note: Lent by Sir James Mann, 1947; lent by the Trustees of Sir James Mann, 1963

Legal notes

Lent by the Trustees of Sir James Mann

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1963) by Mann, James, Sir, trustees of


16th Century, first half#
Circa 1500 CE - 1550 CE


Attributed to South Germany or the Tyrol

School or Style


Components of the work

Stock Length 65.5 cm
Bow Width 66.5 cm
Stag's Horn

Materials used in production

Stag's horn

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: AAL.3-1963
Primary reference Number: 167937
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 July 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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