Riding Sword (Reitschwert)

Artist/maker unknown, German

Geography:
Made in Saxony, Germany, Europe

Date:
1599

Medium:
Etched and partially blackened steel [blade]; etched and partially blackened iron, wood, fish skin [hilt]

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

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

Accession Number:
1977-167-595

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

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Label:
This Reitschwert is one of eleven comparable swords that were in the Saxon electoral armory in 1606.


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