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Rapier

Date:
ca. 1570–80
Culture:
European
Medium:
Steel, gold, silver
Dimensions:
L. 48 1/2 in. (123.2 cm); L. of blade 42 1/2 in. (108 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 13 oz. (1276 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie, 1940
Accession Number:
40.135.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (on ricasso) see cards for ill. Inscribed: (stamped in groove on blade, reverse) IOHAN (obverse, surrounded by two elliptical stamped figures) DELORTA
Ex coll.: Royal Armory, Dresden; Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn, L.I., NY
Gille, Florent A., and Alois Gustav Rockstuhl. Musée De Tzarskoe-Selo, Ou, Collection D'armes Du Sa Majesté L'empereur De Toutes Les Russies. St. Petersburg: Velten, 1835–1853. pl. CII, b–c (similar sword and dagger).

American Art Association. European Arms and Armour, Mainly XV, XVI & XVII Centuries. New York: American Art Association, November 19–20, 1926. lot 270, pl. XXXVII.

Dufty, Arthur Richard, and William Reid. European Armour in the Tower of London. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1968. pl. LVIII.

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