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Rapier

Date:
ca. 1600–25
Geography:
Saxony
Culture:
Spanish and German, Saxony
Medium:
Steel, gold, brass wire, wood
Dimensions:
L. 43 13/16 in. (111.3 cm); L. of blade 37 3/8 in. (94.9 cm); W. of blade at grip 13/16 in. (2.1 cm); D. of blade at grip 0 11/32 in. (0.9 cm); W. of blade at ring 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); D. of blade at grip 5/16 in. (0.8 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 7 oz. (1106 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George Henry Warren, in memory of her husband, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.269.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (point of blade upward) 1. repeated on two sides of ricasso; 2. repeated on two sides of ricasso; 3. repeated on four sides of ricasso [see Cards for illustrations]
Inscriptions:
(in groove of blade, obverse) ··:·D·E·P·E·D·R·O ·:· D·E·V·E·L·:··
(in groove of blade, reverse) ··:·M·O·N·T·E·:·E·N·T·O·L·E·D·O·:·· ( De Pedro de Velmonte en Toledo)
(on ricasso) [E]SPADAR[O] DEL REI
Ex coll.: Historical Museum, Dresden; Dean; Mackey
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