Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dagger with Scabbard

Sword maker:
Wolf Paller (German, Dresden, died 1583)
ca. 1575
German, Dresden
Steel, silver, ray skin, leather, wood
L. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm); Wt. (with sheath) 1 lb. 6 oz. (624 g)
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.662a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (on scabbard mount, stamped) W P (Dresden goldsmith, Wolf Paller, 1853); D (mark of Dresden); 16 lott (weight)
Historical Museum, Dresden; Samuel J. Whawell; Fenton; Dean
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," January 15, 1953—March 18, 1953.

San Francisco. Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," April 18, 1953—June 7, 1953.

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

Historical Museum, Dresden, Sale catalogue. Berlin, 1919.

"Sold by Order of his Executors, The Midland Bank Executor and Trustee Company Limited and Mrs. Rebecca Appleyard." In Catalogue of the Magnificent Collection of Armour, Weapons, and Works of Art, The Property of the late S. J. Whawell, Esq.. London: Sotheby's, London, 1927. p. 8, no. 52, ill., pl. 3.

Dean, Bashford, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catalogue of European Daggers: Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell Collections / by Bashford Dean. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. p. 106, no. 116, pl. XLI, ill.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stephen V. Grancsay, and Carl Otto von Kienbusch. The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press for the Armor and Arms Club of New York City, 1933. p. 227, no. 183, pl. II (ill. two marks), pl. LVI (ill. dagger and sheath).

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1953. p. 24, no. 85, ill.

Blair, Claude. European & American Arms, c. 1100–1850. New York: Crown Publishers, 1962. fig. 202.

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

Norman, A. V. B., and C. M. Barne. The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460–1820. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1980. p. 338.

Related Objects

Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony (1583–1611)

Artist: Hilt by Israel Schuech (German, Dresden, active ca. 1590–1610) Date: dated 1606 Medium: Steel, bronze, gold, enamel, paste jewels, cameos, pearls, wood Accession: 1970.77 On view in:Gallery 376

Hunting Sword with Scabbard

Artist: Grip attributed to Joseph Deutschmann (German, Imst 1717–1787 Passau) Date: ca. 1740 Medium: Steel, silver, ivory, wood, leather Accession: 26.145.243a, b On view in:Gallery 376

Hunting Sword

Artist: Johann Georg Klett (German, 1720–1793) Date: ca. 1750 Medium: Steel, silver, gold, bloodstone Accession: 49.8 On view in:Gallery 376

Hunting Sword with Scabbard

Date: early 18th century Medium: Steel, bronze, gold, wood, leather Accession: 29.158.720a, b On view in:Gallery 376

Crossbow (Halbe Rüstung) with Winder (Cranequin)

Artist: Crossbow attributed to Johann Gottfried Hänisch the Elder (German, Dresden 1696–1778) Date: crossbow, ca. 1720–30; winder, ca. 1575–1600 Medium: Steel, wood (walnut), staghorn, copper alloy, hemp, leather, silk, gold, iron alloy, wool Accession: 29.158.650a, b On view in:Gallery 375