Object photography

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Object description

  • Clara Redeye (Seneca (Iroquois))
  • Crossbow, before 1953
  • Wood, cotton, iron
  • Allegheny Reservation, New York, United States
  • L: 30 1/8 in, W: 32 1/8 in, D: 2 3/8 in (L: 76.5 cm, W: 81.6 cm, D: 6.0 cm)
  • Gift of Mrs. Frank G. Speck, 1953
  • E38350


This is a crossbow made with a pine stock, a hickory bow and a nail pivot for the trigger. There is some red cotton string tied around the handle by the trigger.The bow is nailed to the end of the forearm. A cotton cord is used as the string for the cross bow. .