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Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Ballock Knife

Date:
1450–1500
Culture:
French
Medium:
Steel, brass, wood
Dimensions:
L. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); L. of blade 10 1/16 in. (25.7 cm); W. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm); W. of blade 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); thickness of blade 5/16 in. (0.8 cm); Wt. 6 oz. (170.1 g)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.123
Not on view
New York. The Cloisters Museum & Gardens. "The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the End of the Middle Ages," March 25–June 3, 1975, no. 91.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. p. 69, no. G. 2, pl. 17.

Dean, Bashford, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catalogue of European Arms and Armor. Metropolitan Museum of Art Handbook, Vol. 15. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1905. p. 165, fig. 86 B.

Laking, Guy Francis, Sir, Charles Alexander Cosson, and Francis Henry Cripps-Day. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries. Vol. III. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1920. pp. 33–34, fig. 797.

Dean, Bashford, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catalogue of European Daggers: Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell Collections / by Bashford Dean. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. p. 53, no. 38, pl. XVI.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the End of the Middle Ages. 1st ed. ed. New York: Dutton, 1975. p. 83, no. 91.



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