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Lance Head for the Joust of War

Date:
late 15th–early 16th century
Culture:
German
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); Diam. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); D. of socket 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 10.6 oz. (754.1 g)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.439
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
This pointed lance head was intended for the Scharfrennen or similar jousts fought with sharp lances.
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