Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cadet Short Sword and Scabbard

Designer:
Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date:
1794
Culture:
French
Medium:
Steel, wood, copper alloy, velvet
Dimensions:
L. with scabbard 25 7/8 in. (65.7 cm); L. without scabbard 24 1/2 in. (62.2 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 2 oz. (964 g); Wt. of scabbard 1 lb. 2 oz. (510.3 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Russell Barnett Aitken, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.362.1–.2
Not on view
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Costume Institute. "The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire," December 12, 1989—April 15, 1990.

Dean, Bashford. Notes on Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916.

Ariès, Christian. Armes Blanches Militaires Françaises. Vol. XXIII. Nantes, France, 1974.



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