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Halberd

Date:
ca. 1375–1400
Geography:
Fribourg
Culture:
Swiss, Fribourg
Medium:
Steel, wood (oak)
Dimensions:
L. 84 1/4 in. (213.9 cm); L. of head 17 3/4 in. (45 cm); W. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 5 oz. (2409.7 g)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.35
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Catalogue Descriptif des Armures, Armes Offensives et Défensives, Meubles en Bois Sculpté du Moyen-Âge: Composant la Collection de M. E. de Rozière. Paris: Hôtel Commisaires-Priseurs, Paris, March 19–21, 1860. no. 220, ill.

Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel. Dictionnaire Raisonné du Mobilier Français de L'epoque Carlovingienne a la Renaissance. Vol. 6. Paris: Ve A. Morel & Cie, 1875. pp. 357-361, ill. p. 359, fig. 2.

Dr. John Waldman. Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: The Evolution of European Staff Weapons between 1200 and 1650. Leiden: Brill, 2005. pp. x, xi, 41, 42, 48, figs. 35, 43, 46.



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