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Rapier Combined with two Wheel-Lock Pistols

Date:

c. 1600

Artist:

German
Bladesmith: Hernandez Sebastian

About this artwork

Combination weapons became a fascination in the late 16th century as nobles and wealthy merchants collected curiosities of the natural and man-made world. Though artful in their arrangement, these weapons seem impractical for self-defense. Owners would have displayed them in armories or cabinets of curiosities.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Rapier Combined with two Wheel-Lock Pistols

Origin

Germany

Date

1600–1633

Medium

Steel, iron, brass, gold, silver, gilding, and wood

Dimensions

L. 111.8 cm (44 in.)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2118

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