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PD1059

Crossbow
Author: Unknown
Origin: India
Dating: 16th century
Material: Wood, Steel, Ivory & Animals’ Tendons
Dimensions (cm): 72,5 x 62,5 x 9
Weight: 3130 g
Inv. no.: PD1059

The crossbow is a medieval weapon which was used to shoot arrows, bullets of some sort, stones or lead spheres. The crossbow could be portable and handled by one man but some, due to their weight, were placed on loopholes on wall-walks. In the 16th century they were improved and became excellent ranged weapons.

Objeto museológico (PDB)