University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-202
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Italy
Date Made: 1400-1499
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1499
Section:Historic
Materials:Iron
Ivory
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:327 - Collector Number

Description

Double-edged iron blade tapering to blunt point. Each face divided into a border and four crosswise panels, the top one of which is gilded and bears engraved decoration of a blank shield on one face and of a shield containing the helmeted head of a man surmounted by two dragons on the other. The heavy guard slopes towards the point with slightly rolled ends and is etched, engraved and gilded as is entire grip. Each face of grip has two pieces of ivory inlay attached by gilt rivits. Flat pommel.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition
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