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Rapier with Scabbard

Blade signed by Juan Martinez (Spanish, Toledo, active ca. 1600)
ca. 1580
German; blade, Spanish, Toledo
Steel, leather, gold, copper wire, wood, velvet
L. 48 3/4 in. (123.8 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); D. 5 in. (12.7 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 5 oz. (1507 g); Wt. of scabbard 6 oz. (170.1 g)
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. de Forest, 1929
Accession Number:
29.157.13a, b
Not on view
Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Long-term loan," December 1, 2005–June 30, 2016.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1953. pp. 23–24, nos. 82–83, ill.

La Rocca, Donald J., and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. p. 29, ill. p. 28.

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