Sword

Artist/maker unknown, European

Geography:
Made in Europe

Date:
c. 1050-1100

Medium:
Steel [blade and hilt]; wood and leather replaced

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 249, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:
1977-167-530

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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Label:
This is an early example of a sword with a Brazil nut--shaped pommel, a form that was especially favored in the twelfth century.


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