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Object Number:42-30-186
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Spanish
Provenience: Spain
Toledo
Date Made: 1841
Early Date: 1841
Late Date: 1841
Section:Historic
Materials:Steel
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:173 - Other Number

Description

Main Gauche = right handed dagger. Long, narrow, pointed steel blade, groove at each end near guard, inscribed; "Toledo 1841". Wide, straight quillons with twisted ends; below the quillons a rectangular section ornamented with human face and with two short pendent strips, parallel to the blade. From the quillons to the top of the grip is a curved guard with a disc in its center bearing a helmeted head. The section outside of the disc being openwork in a pattern of devils, animals, flowers and a human mask.


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