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Cadet Short Sword and Scabbard

Designer:
Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)
Date:
1794
Culture:
French
Medium:
Steel, wood, copper alloy, velvet
Dimensions:
L. with scabbard 25 7/8 in. (65.7 cm); L. without scabbard 24 1/2 in. (62.2 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 2 oz. (964 g); Wt. of scabbard 1 lb. 2 oz. (510.3 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Russell Barnett Aitken, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.362.1–.2
Not on view
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Costume Institute. "The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire," December 12, 1989–April 15, 1990.

Ariès, Christian, Yves Péchon, Michel Pétard, R. Stiot, P. Leclerc, and Maurice Cottaz. Armes Blanches Militaires Françaises. Vol. XXIII. Nantes, France, 1974.

Nickel, Helmut. Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions 1981–1982 (1981–1982). p. 25.

Hall, Nicholas, James Lane, and Ulla Krempel. "J.L. David's sword for the Ecole de Mars." Apollo: The International Magazine for Collectors 130 (July 1989). pp. 33–36, 69.



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