giovedì 26 ottobre 2017

Italian Sword 140-1500


Italian Sword

Dated circa 1480–1500
Medium: steel, gilt bronze, wood, textile

Dimensions:L. 44 1/2 in. (113 cm); L. of blade 37 3/4 in. (95.8 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm);
Wt. 2 lb. 15 oz. (1332.4 g)

This early sword is one of the few to retain fragments of its original grip bindings, here consisting of red and green silk.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Accession Number 14.25.1165











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