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As part of a special Sunday at the Met program held in conjunction with the exhibition Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department, Dirk H. Breiding, Assistant Curator, discusses challenges faced by the Arms and Armor Department, including widespread misconceptions and the difficulties of displaying weapons and armor that were rarely intended to be viewed in a museum.
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Dressing in Steel: Part One
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Dressing in Steel: Part Two
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A Visit to the Armor Galleries
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Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department, 1904–1929
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The Art of Arms and Armor: Challenges of Research, Display, and Education
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Curators, Collectors, and Dealers: The Growth of the Arms and Armor Collection, 1929 to the Present
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Double-barreled, double-wheellock pistol
Double-Barreled Wheellock Pistol Made for Emperor Charles V (reigned 1519–56)
Hunting knife combined with wheellock pistol
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 375
The sheathing of the stock in plaques of gilt copper with raised strapwork ornament is highly unusal but recalls clock cases, powder flasks, and other decorative metal objects made in Augsburg.
Marking: Stamped on the barrel with the Augsburg fir cone mark, and a second mark consisting of a shield with a bird.
Ex. coll.: Duc de Dino (K 1).
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