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Hunting Sword with Scabbard

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: Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell Collections. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. no. 5, pl. LXXXIX.

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.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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