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Two-Hand Sword

Date:
ca. 1570
Geography:
Venice
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Steel, gold, wood
Dimensions:
L. 63 in. (160 cm); L. of blade 45 1/8 in. (114.6 cm); W. 17 3/4 in. (45.1 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.
Christie's, London. Collection of Armour and Arms, Carvings in Ivory. London: Christie's, London, 1888. lot 11.

de Cosson, Charles A. Le Cabinet D'armes De Maurice De Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc De Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. pp. 15, 56, no. F. 8, ill. p. 15.

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. Armi Bianche Italiane. Milano: Bramante Editrice, 1975. pp. 382–83, fig. 471.



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