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Hunting Sword

Date:
early 18th century
Culture:
Saxon
Medium:
Steel, bronze, gold, wood, leather
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.720a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
The grip and guard, made in the form of entwined game animals, were inspired by the Baroque sword hilt designs of the Zurich goldsmith Hans Peter Oeri (1637–1692).
Dean, Bashford. Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. no. 5, pl. LXXXIX.

Granscay, S. V., and Stephen V. Grancsay. The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor.... no. 85. Portland, ME, 1933. no.150.

Bull, Stephen. An Historical Guide to Arms and Armor, edited by Tony North, editor. New York: Facts on File, Inc, 1991. p. 204, ill.



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