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Rapier with Scabbard

Bladesmith:
Blade signed by Juan Martinez (Spanish, Toledo, active ca. 1600)
Date:
ca. 1580
Geography:
Toledo
Culture:
German; blade, Spanish, Toledo
Medium:
Steel, leather, gold, copper wire, wood, velvet
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Swords
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
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–March 18, 1953, no. 82.

San Francisco. Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18, 1953–June 7, 1953, no. 82.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October, 1953–April, 1954, no. 82.

Minneapolis, Minn. 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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