European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Riding Sword (Reitschwert)Made in Saxony, Germany, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, German
Etched and partially blackened steel [blade]; etched and partially blackened iron, wood, fish skin [hilt]
1977-167-595Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977
LabelThis Reitschwert is one of eleven comparable swords that were in the Saxon electoral armory in 1606.
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