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Hunting Sword

Date:
ca. 1580
Culture:
Swiss
Medium:
Steel, iron, wood, fish skin
Dimensions:
H. 32 1/4 in. (82 cm); H. of blade 26 3/4 in. (68 cm)); W. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 5.8 oz. (g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Purchase, Jerome Zwanger, Ronald S. Lauder, Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Aitken, George A. Douglass, John K. Lattimer, John K. Watson Jr., and R.L. Wilson Gifts, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.206
Not on view
Ex colls.: Medici Armory, Florence, until ca. 1775; Counts Erbach-Erbach, Schloss Erbach, Odenwald, near Darmstadt
Demmin, August. Guide des Armateurs d'Armes et Armures Anciennes. Paris, 1869. p. 409, fig. 76.

Müller-Hickler, Hans. Die Waffensammlungen in Erbach i. O. 1923.

La Rocca, Donald J., and Stuart W. Pyhrr. "Renaissance and Baroque Europe." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 52, no. 2 (Autumn 1994). p. 29, ill.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1993–1994: Europe 1700–1900." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 52, no. 2 (Autumn 1994). p. 29, ill.

Pyhrr, Stuart W., Donald J. La Rocca, and Morihiro Ogawa. Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 1991–2002. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002. p. 15, no. 9, ill.



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