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Each side of hilt decorated with intricately cast and chased mannerist ornament in the style of Wenzel Jamnitzer divided into three sections by horizontal molding. Shaped pommel has central caryatid figure flanked by strapwork, cornucopia and garlands which encircle the sides. Widest point has...

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1993, purchased by the MFA.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund, Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz and Edward Jackson Holmes, Bequest of William Homer through Mrs. Charles Davis, Jr., Gift in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb A. Curtis, Gift of the Estate of Mrs. William C. Endicott, Estate of Mrs. William Dorr Boardman through Gift of Mrs. Bernard C. Weld, by exchange

German (Nuremberg), third quarter of 16th century

Object Place

Nuremberg, Germany


7 x 40 cm (2 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gilded bronze, steel, horn and wood inlays