European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Two-Handed SwordMade in Germany, Europe
Probably made in Brunswick, Germany, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, German
(Blade) engraved steel; (hilt) pierced, filed, engraved, and blackened iron alloy; wood; leather; velvet; brass wire mesh
1977-167-569Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977
LabelThis sword belongs to a series of about three hundred made from 1573 to 1574 for the bodyguard of Duke Julius of Brunswick- Wolfenbüttel (ruled 1568 to 1589).
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