Art/ Collection/ Art Object


17th century
Steel, brass
7 5/16 x 19 1/8 in. (18.6 x 48.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: [on front of brass plaque]: PORT.CHIL.I.

Marking: [on front of brass plaque]: (possibly KIT); shield surmounted by crown, with the number 47 on one side, and initials LM (?) on other, outlined; the number 192
Samuel Yellin
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