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St.Sernin, Toulouse – demons with crossbows

The earliest medieval sculptural depiction of crossbow. Figure in the middle is holding projectiles which at first glance are quite similar to later bolts but this may be artistic convention: on most romanesque carwings arrows and bowstrings are very thick … Continue reading

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11 century: crossbow “triggers”

Wooden triggers laminated with horn strips.

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The pale horse and the crossbow

The white rider is probably Jesus. This is in complete accordance with medieval tradition, in fact “classic” riders set (death, pestilence, war and hunger) appeared later.

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