University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-144
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:French
Provenience: France
Date Made: 1700-1750
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1750
Section:Historic
Materials:Steel
Ivory
Silver
Brass
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:325 - Other Number

Description

Single-edged steel blade tapering to point, covered for 1/2 length with deeply etched cabalistic letters or figures, as well as grotesque head of man and full-skirted figure with bow in one hand and sword in other. Ivory grip with silver band at base and applied silver bands and studs at pommel end which is covered with a brass cap.


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