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Arms and Armor, Sword

Works of Art (35)

Blade for a Katana (Sword), Muromachi period, dated 1526, Masazane (Japanese), Japanese, Steel (2001.574)
Blades and mountings for a pair of swords (daisho), long sword: dated 1440; short sword: 15th century; Muromachi period, Long sword (katana) inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen; short sword (wakizashi) attributed to Yasumitsu, Japanese, Steel; Short sword (wakizashi) (36.120.417,418)
Ceremonial Sword (Udamalore), 17th–19th century, Nigeria; Yoruba, Owo subgroup, Ivory, wood or coconut shell inlay (1991.17.122)
Congressional presentation sword of Major General John E. Wool, 1854–55, United States, possibly Baltimore, Steel, gold, gilded brass, diamonds, rubies, wood, silver, textile (2009.8a–c)
Cross-hilt sword, 1600–1625, England (London) and Germany (Solingen), Iron, silver, wood, copper alloy, steel, and gold (2010.165)
Hand-and-half sword, ca. 1400–1430, Probably Germany, Steel and copper alloy (2006.564)
Hunting Sword, ca. 1740–50, Ivory grip attributed to Joseph Deutschmann, German (possibly Munich), Steel, silver-gilt, ivory, leather (26.145.243)
Hunting sword, ca. 1825, Emanuel Pioté (Austrian); Jacob H. Köchert (Austrian), Steel, gold, enamel, agate, wood, leather (48.26)
Hunting sword, ca. 1851, French (Paris), Silver, cast, chased, partly gilt; gilt copper; steel (1987.161)
My Father Pledged Me a Sword, 1974–75, Anselm Kiefer (German), Watercolor, gouache, and ballpoint pen on paper (1995.14.14)
Netsuke: Hanging scroll with image of Shôki and demons, 19th century, Japanese, Ivory (10.211.513)
Presentation Smallsword, 1798–99, Made by James Morisset, English (London), Silver-gilt, enamel, paste jewels, steel (26.145.315)
Presentation Sword, ca. 1815–17, Made by John Targee (American, New York), Gold, steel (22.19)
Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony, 1606, Hilt by Israel Schuech (Dresden); Blade by Juan Martinez (Toledo, Spain), German (Dresden), Steel, bronze-gilt with traces of enamel, paste jewels, cameos, pearls (1970.77)
Ritual Sword, ca. 15th century Tibet Steel with gold and silver inlays (1985.397)
Saber, 16th century; Ottoman, Turkish, Steel inlaid with gold, precious stones, fishskin (36.25.1297)
Saber, 18th and 19th century, Turkey, Steel, nephrite, gold (36.25.1293)
Saber, 19th century; Ottoman period, Turkish, Steel, gold, diamonds, emeralds, pearls (23.232.2)
Short sword (duan jian), ca. 4th–1st century B.C., Eastern Central Asia, Steel, bronze, and gold (1998.418)
Sickle sword, 1307–1275 B.C.; Middle Assyrian period, reign of Adad-nirari I, Mesopotamia, Bronze (11.166.1)
Smallsword with scabbard, hallmarked for 1773–74, Master GG (active Paris), France (Paris), Gold, steel, wood, fish skin (1998.35a,b)
Smallsword, ca. 1655–60, French, probably Paris, Iron, gold, wood, copper alloy, steel (2011.63)
Sword and Sheath, 19th–20th century, Owo-Yoruba peoples; Nigeria, Cotton, glass beads, wood, brass, rope (1993.500.1)
Sword blade (katana), Edo period (1615–1868), dated June 1622, Kanewaka, also known as Takahira (Japanese), Steel (2007.478.2a, b)
Sword hilt with the Virgin Mary, Saint Michael, and Satan, ca. 1882, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (sculptor; French); Germain Bapst (goldsmith; French); Lucien Falize (goldsmith; French); in partnership 1880–92, France (Paris), Bronze, gold (1989.229)
Sword pommel with the arms of Pierre de Dreux (ca. 1190–1250), Duke of Brittany and Earl of Richmond, ca. 1240–50, French, Copper, gold, enamel, iron (38.60)
Sword, 10th century, European (possibly Scandinavian), Steel, copper, silver (55.46.1)
Sword, 14th–16th century, Tibetan or Chinese, Iron, gold, and silver (1995.136)
Sword, 17th–19th century, Tibetan, Iron, silver, gold, turquoise, wood, and textile (36.25.1464)
Sword, ca. 1400, Western European, Steel, silver, copper, leather (32.75.225)
Sword, mid-1st century B.C.; Late Iron Age (La Tène), Celtic, Iron blade, copper alloy hilt and scabbard (1999.94a-d)
Swords, with scabbard mounts, Sui dynasty, ca. 600, Chinese, Iron, gilt bronze, silver, wood (30.65.2)
Tanto (Dagger), Kamakura and Edo period, Blade dated November 1333; Mountings 19th century, Uda Kunimitsu (Japanese), Blade: steel; mountings: silver, copper, gold, shakudo, ray skin, sharkskin, and wood (1998.127.2)
Yatagan, ca. 1525–30, Made by the Workshop of Ahmed Tekelü, Turkey (Possibly Iranian, active Istanbul), Steel, walrus ivory, gold, silver, rubies, turquoise, pearl (1993.14)
Yūten's Dream of Fudō Myōō (Achala-vidyārāja), Meiji period, 1885, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese), Triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper(2005.350a–c)