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Crossbow, D2008.66

Physical Description

Wooden crossbow, with long central shaft, which hooks around at the front end. Groove along top edge where arrow sits. Groove across shaft which cord is pulled back into. Hole behind that with light brown wooden peg in it (broken). Cross ways lies piece of bamboo, with light brown rope attached to each end, which is pulled back to release the arrow.

Provenance

Purchased from children (who used it to hunt monkeys) west of

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 663 x 719 x 55mm

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