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Glaive of the Rota Family

Date:
ca. 1600
Geography:
Venice
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Steel, gold, wood
Dimensions:
L. of head 30 11/16 in. (78 cm); W. of head 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.343
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
Inscription: Etched and gilt with the arms of the Rota family of Venice: per fesse gules and argent, in chief a wheel of five spokes argent, in base a mount of three peaks vert.
Ex. coll.: Frederic Spitzer, Paris; William H. Riggs, Paris.
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–March 18, 1953.

San Francisco. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18–June 7, 1953.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 1953–April 1954.

Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des Armes et Armures Faisant Partie de la Collection Spitzer. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, June 10-14 1895. no. 117, ill.



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