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Rapier

Date:
ca. 1600–10
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, gold, silver, brass wire
Dimensions:
L. 45 1/2 in. (115.6 cm); L. of blade 39 1/2 in. (100.3 cm); greatest W. of blade 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); greatest D. of blade 3/8 in. (0.9 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 7 oz. (1106 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.279
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: Stamped in the middle groove of the blade, on the obverse: CLEMENTE WVOPPER; on the reverse: MI SINAL EL GALO (My sign is the cock).
Ex coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris.
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