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Hunting Sword

Date:
ca. 1580
Culture:
Swiss
Medium:
Steel, iron, wood, fish skin
Dimensions:
H. 32 1/4 in. (82 cm); H. of blade 26 3/4 in. (68 cm)); W. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 5.8 oz. (g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Purchase, Jerome Zwanger, Ronald S. Lauder, Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Aitken, George A. Douglass, John K. Lattimer, John K. Watson Jr., and R.L. Wilson Gifts, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.206
Not on view
Ex colls.: Medici Armory, Florence, until ca. 1775; Counts Erbach-Erbach, Schloss Erbach, Odenwald, near Darmstadt
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 1991–2002," September 4, 2002–January 18, 2004.

Demmin, August. Guide des Armateurs d'Armes et Armures Anciennes. 2 ed. Paris, 1869. p. 409, fig. 76.

Müller-Hickler, Hans. Die Waffensammlungen in Erbach i. O. K. F. Bender, 1923.

La Rocca, Donald J., and Stuart W. Pyhrr. "Renaissance and Baroque Europe." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (Autumn 1994), p. 29, ill.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1993–1994: Europe 1700–1900." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 52, no. 2 p. 29, ill.

Pyhrr, Stuart W., Donald J. La Rocca, and Morihiro Ogawa. Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 1991–2002. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002. p. 15, no. 9, ill.

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