Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1600–25
Spanish and German, Saxony
Steel, gold, brass wire, wood
L. 43 13/16 in. (111.3 cm); L. of blade 37 3/8 in. (94.9 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 7 oz. (1106 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George Henry Warren, in memory of her husband, 1972
Accession Number:
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]
(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
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor," August 3, 1931–September 27, 1931.

American Art Association. European Arms and Armor...from a Princely Provenance (Dean's Dresden and Liechtenstein collections). New York, November 20, 1926. no .272, ill.

Norman, A. V. B., and C. M. Barne. The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460–1820. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1980. pp. 94–95 .

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