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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.
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
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