Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Smallsword

Date:
ca. 1700–20
Culture:
probably French
Medium:
Steel, silver, wood, iron, brass
Dimensions:
L. 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm); L. of blade 31 3/4 in. (80.7 cm); W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); D. 3 in. (7.6 cm); Wt. 15 oz. (425.2 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.1207
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: Mark on tang of blade: (approximately 12 mm high) [see cards for ill.] S.W. Pyhrr, May 1989
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
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