Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Rapier with Scabbard

Date:
ca. 1590
Geography:
Saxony
Culture:
German, Saxony
Medium:
Steel, silver, leather
Dimensions:
L. with scabbard 51 1/2 in. (130.8 cm); L. without scabbard 50 1/2 in. (128.3 cm); L. of blade 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm); W. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); Wt 4 lb. 9.8 oz. (2092.8 g); Wt. of scabbard 9.4 oz. (266.5 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. de Forest, 1929
Accession Number:
29.157.17a, b
Not on view
Inscription: (on backside of ferrule of scabbard) BP
Inscriptions:
(incised on reverse side of blade in groove) ·:·D·E·H·O·P·T·O·N·O
(incised on obverse side of blade in groove) ·:·D·A·G·V·E·R·I·T·O·L
(on backside of scabbard, engraved on back ferrule) WIGET 47 LOT VNT 3½ 93 [Quentchen]
Ex coll.: Historical Museum, Dresden
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–March 18, 1953.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," January 15–March 18, 1953.

San Francisco. Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18–June 7, 1953.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," October, 1953–April, 1954.

Nickel, Helmut. Ullstein-Waffenbuch: Eine Kulturhistorische Waffenkunde Mit Markenverzeichnis. Berlin: Ullstein, 1974. p. 168, ill.



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