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Pollaxe

Date:
ca. 1475
Geography:
Venice
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Steel, wood, iron, brass, textile, gold
Dimensions:
L. 85 in. (225.9 cm); L. of head 13 in. (33 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); Wt. 6 lbs. 7 oz. (2920 g)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.340
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Dean, Bashford, and Robert T. Nichol. Handbook of Arms and Armor, European and Oriental, edited by Stephen V. Grancsay. 4th ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 1930. p. 155, fig. 107.



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