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Artist/maker unknown, European

Made in Europe

c. 1050-1100

Steel [blade and hilt]; wood and leather replaced

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 349, Arms and Armor, third floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:

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

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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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