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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, Stuart W. Pyhrr, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Curator in Charge, details the growth of the department after 1929, changes in the galleries, and notable acquisitions.
Dressing in Steel: Part One
(00:37:39) 690 views
Dressing in Steel: Part Two
(00:20:04) 279 views
A Visit to the Armor Galleries
(00:30:21) 4362 views
Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department, 1904–1929
(00:30:12) 227 views
The Art of Arms and Armor: Challenges of Research, Display, and Education
(00:33:09) 321 views
Curators, Collectors, and Dealers: The Growth of the Arms and Armor Collection, 1929 to the Present
(00:36:37) 208 views
Pair of Flintlock Pistols of Empress Catherine the Great (1729–1796)
Snaphance Flintlock Pistol Made for Wilhelm, Duke of Kurland
Pair of Pistols with Flintlocks a la moda
Pair of flintlock pistols
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 375
Although Dutch in overall style, these pistols are unusual because they were made in Aachen rather than Maastricht and because the helmets on the pistol butts are separately made in gilt silver rather than carved in ivory.
Signature: Signed on each lock: AQVISGRANI LEONARDUS GRAEFF (Aachen Leonardus Graeff).
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