Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pollaxe

Date:
15th century
Geography:
Venice
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Steel, wood, textile, brass, iron, gold
Dimensions:
L. 69 3/4 in. (177.2 cm); L. of head 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); W. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm); Wt. 6 lbs. 12 oz. (3061.7 g)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
25.135.21
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Armeria Antica e Moderna di S.M. Carlo Alberto. Turin, 1840. pp. 321–322, no. 1062, fig G (Class IV) on pl. opp. p. 330.

"Catalogo Storico, Descrittivo, Documentato e con una Appendice di Mario Nani Mocenigo." In La Sala d'Armi nel Museo dell'Arsenale di Venezia. Rome, 1908. pp. 63–64, no. I-83, fig. 35.

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 and fig. 126.



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