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Rapier

Date:
ca. 1650; grip made in 1995
Culture:
probably Dutch
Medium:
Iron, steel, wood, copper
Dimensions:
L. 36 in. (91.5 cm); W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 10.4 oz. (748.4 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, by exchange, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.51
Not on view
Marking: two marks stamped on tang: a bishop's head and the other indistinct.
Ex coll.: Counts Erbach-Erbach, Schloss Erbach, Odenwald, near Darmstadt
La Rocca, Donald J., and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. p. 31, 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. 22, no. 16, ill. (color).



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