centuriespast:

Lady’s archery score kit
Date:

1850-1860 (made)


Artist/Maker:

Unknown (production)


Materials and Techniques:

Ivory, silk ribbon, printed paper and grease (mutton fat and tallow)
This is a lady’s scoring kit for archery. These usually hung from a lady archer’s belt together with a quiver, a spare string, and sometimes a purse containing shillings. Three golds (arrows in the centre) entitled a competitor to receive a shilling from each opponent.
The kit has three parts: The acorn-shaped cup or pot contained grease (a mixture of mutton fat and tallow) which help the finger protectors or shooting glove slide more easily off the bowstring. The pricker is the tubular object with a sharp pointed stiletto used for marking scores onto the card disc which holds a circular replaceable printed paper bulls-eye card with circles in gold, red, white, black and blue. Players scored nine for gold, seven for red, five for blue three for black and one for white.
Archery was a popular pastime in the 19th century. Queen Victoria was an enthusiastic player. It was one of the few sports open to middle-class ladies and provided opportunities for them to mix socially with the opposite sex without a chaperone. This method of scoring archery goes back at least to the 1830s. Scoring in this way ceased at public archery meetings in 1872 and was succeeded by score books and pencils.
The Victoria and Albert Museum

centuriespast:

Lady’s archery score kit

  • Date:

    1850-1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory, silk ribbon, printed paper and grease (mutton fat and tallow)

    This is a lady’s scoring kit for archery. These usually hung from a lady archer’s belt together with a quiver, a spare string, and sometimes a purse containing shillings. Three golds (arrows in the centre) entitled a competitor to receive a shilling from each opponent.

    The kit has three parts: The acorn-shaped cup or pot contained grease (a mixture of mutton fat and tallow) which help the finger protectors or shooting glove slide more easily off the bowstring. The pricker is the tubular object with a sharp pointed stiletto used for marking scores onto the card disc which holds a circular replaceable printed paper bulls-eye card with circles in gold, red, white, black and blue. Players scored nine for gold, seven for red, five for blue three for black and one for white.

    Archery was a popular pastime in the 19th century. Queen Victoria was an enthusiastic player. It was one of the few sports open to middle-class ladies and provided opportunities for them to mix socially with the opposite sex without a chaperone. This method of scoring archery goes back at least to the 1830s. Scoring in this way ceased at public archery meetings in 1872 and was succeeded by score books and pencils.

    The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Emperor Nicholas II, his daughter Tatiana and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich  on a boat on the Dnieper. 1916.

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Emperor Nicholas II, his daughter Tatiana and Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich  on a boat on the Dnieper. 1916.

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grant

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grant

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war scars on the enola gay

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Feet of Homer,  Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1827.

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Feet of Homer,  Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1827.

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Niederrheinisch Meister (Lower Rhine Master)
Der Liebeszauber
1470/80
Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
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Niederrheinisch Meister (Lower Rhine Master)

Der Liebeszauber

1470/80

Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig

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Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts, 1500-1825

fin cum wing

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Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts, 1500-1825

fin cum wing

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Henry Fuseli, The Artist In Despair Over the Magnitude of Antique Fragments (right hand and left foot of the Colossus of Constantine), 1778-1780

the fragment as phenomenological wonder and engine of torture

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Henry Fuseli, The Artist In Despair Over the Magnitude of Antique Fragments (right hand and left foot of the Colossus of Constantine), 1778-1780

the fragment as phenomenological wonder and engine of torture

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Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi

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Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi

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“World Map Drawn in a Fool’s Head.” ca. 1590. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

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“World Map Drawn in a Fool’s Head.” ca. 1590. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

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Major Erich Hartmann nicknamed “Bubi” and “Black Devil”, Luftwaffe,
the highest-scoring fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare

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Major Erich Hartmann nicknamed “Bubi” and “Black Devil”, Luftwaffe,

the highest-scoring fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare

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La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc), dir. Carl T. Dreyer, 1928

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La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc), dir. Carl T. Dreyer, 1928


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Man riding composite elephant— Murshidabad— Bengal— 18th-cent

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Man riding composite elephant— Murshidabad— Bengal— 18th-cent

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