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Mace

Date:
mid-16th century
Culture:
probably Turkish
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
L. 28 in. (71.12 cm); L. of head, 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm); Diam. of head 3 in. (7.6 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 12 oz. (1256 g)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.1330
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
The spiral fluting on the shaft of this mace represents a style developed by the Mamluks and then spread to other parts of the Middle East.
Ex. coll.: Cavaliere Ambrogio Uboldo, Milan; Riggs.
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.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Art of Imperial Turkey and its European Echoes," November 17, 1973–March 3, 1974.

Nickel, Helmut. Ullstein-Waffenbuch: Eine Kulturhistorische Waffenkunde Mit Markenverzeichnis. Berlin: Ullstein, 1974. p. 195, ill.



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