Art/ Collection/ Art Object


17th century
Steel, wood, gold
L. 88 3/4 in. (225.4 cm); L. of head 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. (1810 g)
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Meyrick, Samuel R., and Joseph Skelton. Engraved Illustrations of Antient Arms and Armour, from the Collection of Llewelyn Goodrich Court, Herefordshire. Vol. 2. London: J. Skelton, 1830. ill., fig. 2, pl. LXXXVI (drawing of our linstock).

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. Armi Bianche Italiane. Milan: Bramante Editrice, 1975. no. 740 (similar arm but without match-holders, called a boar spear and dated circa 1650-1700).

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