The Crossbow of Matthias Corvinus King of Hungary and Bohemia


Crossbow of Matthias Corvinus King of Hungary and Bohemia. Circa 1489 one year from his death in 1490. One of the more enlightened rulers of Europe. Matthias Corvinus (Hungarian: Hunyadi Mátyás or very rarely Corvin Mátyás) (23 February 1443 – 6 April 1490), also called the Just in folk tales, was King of Hungary (as Matthias I) and Croatia from 1458, when he was 14 years old, until his death. He conducted several military campaigns to make himself also King of Bohemia (1469–90) and Duke of Austria (1486–90)
Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

From :’Modern Medievalist’