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Halberd

Date:
second half 15th century
Culture:
Swiss
Medium:
Steel, wood (oak), iron
Dimensions:
L. 76 3/4 in. (194.9 cm); L. of head 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 1 oz. (2300 g)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1929
Accession Number:
29.156.29
Not on view
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stephen V. Grancsay, and Carl Otto von Kienbusch. The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press for the Armor and Arms Club of New York City, 1933. no. 104, ill., pl. XLVII (ill. and described).

Meier, Jürg A. "Sempacher Halbarten - Die schweizerische Halbartenrenaissance im 17. Jahrhundert." In Blankwaffen = Armes blanches = Armi bianche = Edged weapons : Festschrift Hugo Schneider zu seinem 65. Geburtstag, edited by Karl Stüber, Hans Wetter, Angelika Meyer, and Eva E. Zehnder. Stäfa (Zürich): T. Gut, 1982. pp. 223-250, ill., fig. 15 (similar halberdss, dated to 1661-65).



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