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Glaive of Ferdinand, Archduke of the Tyrol (1529–1595)

ca. 1556
Steel, wood, textile
L. 29 17/32 in. (75.01 cm); W. 3 11/32 in. (8.51 cm)
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
Inscription: On the blade: the Archducal arms and bonnet of Austria, surrounded by the Collar of the Golden Fleece, surmounted by an F (the arms and cipher of Ferdinand, Archduke of the Tyrol (1529–1595).
Ex. coll.: Meyrick (Cat. No. 198); William H. Riggs, Paris.
Meyrick, Samuel R., and Joseph Skelton. Engraved Illustrations of Antient Arms and Armour from the Collection of Llewelyn Meyrick at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire. Vol. 1. London: J. Skelton, 1830. pl. 85, fig. 7.

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