Sword

Artist/maker unknown, Scottish

Geography:
Made in Scotland, Europe

Date:
c. 1400-1425

Medium:
Steel

Dimensions:
7 5/8 x 35 1/4 inches x 1/8 inches, 1 pounds 6.2 ounces (19.4 x 89.5 x 0.3 cm, 0.63 kg)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

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

Accession Number:
1977-167-535

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

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Label:
This is an extremely rare surviving example of a type of sword carried by Scottish knights. A similar sword is represented on a funeral monument believed to be that of Robert de Greenlaw (died 1411) at Kinkell, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


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