Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pistol Baldric (Xarpa)

late 18th–early 19th century
Spanish, Catalonia
Leather, silk, metallic thread, lace, iron
H. 28 in. (71.1 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 2 oz. (1417.5 g)
Firearms Accessories
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
A belthook on the back of a pistol would pass through the sets of loops on the baldric, which could carry up to five pistols.
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Reverseau, J.P. Armes Insolites du XVIe au XVIIIe Siècle. Paris: Musée de l'Armée, September 18–December 31, 1990. p. 110, no. 90, ill.

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