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Rapier

Date:
ca. 1570–80
Geography:
Saxony
Culture:
German, Saxony
Medium:
Steel, gold, silver wire
Dimensions:
L. 48 1/2 in. (123.19 cm); L. of blade 42 1/2 in. (107.95 cm); W. of blade 7/8 in. (2.21 cm); D. of blade 0 5/16 in. (0.79 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 13 oz. (1276 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie, 1940
Accession Number:
40.135.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (on ricasso) see cards for ill. Inscribed: (stamped in groove on blade, reverse) IOHAN (obverse, surrounded by two elliptical stamped figures) DELORTA
Ex coll.: Royal Armory, Dresden; Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn, L.I., NY
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