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Pollaxe

Date:
ca. 1470
Geography:
Burgundy
Culture:
French, Burgundy
Medium:
Steel, brass, wood (ash)
Dimensions:
L. 84 in. (213.4 cm); L. of head 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); Wt. 6 lbs. 9 oz. (2976.7 g)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.288
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. lot 219.

Viollet-le-Duc, E. Dictionnaire Raisonné du Mobilier Français de L'epoque Carlovingienne a la Renaissance. Vol. 6. Paris: Ve A. Morel & Cie, 1875. pp. 18–19, fig. 13.

Dr. John Waldman. Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: The Evolution of European Staff Weapons between 1200 and 1650. Leiden: Brill, 2005. pp. xix, 156–157, fig. 125.



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