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Two-Hand Sword

Date:
ca. 1570
Geography:
Venice
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Steel, gold, wood
Dimensions:
L. 63 in. (160.02 cm); L. of blade 45 1/8 in. (114.6 cm); greatest W. 17 3/4 in. (45.09 cm); greatest W. of blade 1 1/16 in. (2.69 cm); greatest thickness of blade 1/4 in. (0.64 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 5 oz. (2863 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.290
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
Marking: Punched, repeated twice on each side of the ricasso: A flower like mark; inlaid in copper on one side of the blade: a crossed X; inlaid in copper on the other side of the blade: a star.
Ex. coll.: Duc d'Abrantès; Earl of Londesborough; Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris.
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