A Gothic Crossbow, c. 1480

3027 2 v2
3027 v2
3027 4

Item ref: 3027

  • Germany
  • Horn, sinew, bark, wood, paint and iron
  • 86 cm / 34 in x 92 cm / 36 in


Private collection, Europe
Private collection, United Kingdom

This bow retains its original decorated bark covering and has a pearwood long, slender tiller. The underside of the crossbow is veneered in white horn, and carved panels of scrolling flora in horn on a red ground are seen on its sides.