Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1650–60
probably Paris
Probably French, Paris
Steel, gold, wood
L. 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm); L. of blade 31 3/4 in. (80.7 cm); W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); D. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 5 oz. (595 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Laking, Guy Francis, Sir. The Armoury of Windsor Castle: European Section. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1904. p. 28, cat. no. 59-A, pl. 8.

Dean, Bashford. Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords: Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell Collections. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. no. 8, pl. VII.

Norman, A. V. B. Small Swords and Military swords: Their Development and Dating, from the Middle of the Seventeenth Century to the Early Nineteenth Century. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1967. pp. 199–213.

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