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Crossbow Bolts Mounted in a Fan
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Crossbow Bolts Mounted in a Fan


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Description A bolt is a missile-like object, similar to an arrow but used with a crossbow. It consists of a stout wooden shaft with a conical or pyramidal metal head; leather or wooden vanes are fitted on the end of the shaft to steady the bolt's flight.
Provenance Gimbel, Berlin, 1904 [no. 905]; Henry Griffith Keasbey, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, American Art Association, New York, November 20, 1924, no. 270; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
1400-1700
Medium
wood, iron or steel, copper alloy
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.551
Measurements
Average L: 15 3/16 in. (38.5 cm)
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