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Hunting Sword

Date:
early 18th century
Culture:
Saxon
Medium:
Steel, bronze, gold, wood, leather
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.720a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
The grip and guard, made in the form of entwined game animals, were inspired by the Baroque sword hilt designs of the Zurich goldsmith Hans Peter Oeri (1637–1692).
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