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Sword: O.8-1973

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 31 (Armoury)

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

The steel blade is curved and single edged. The hilt is covered in ray-skin (shagreen or same), with a gilt copper alloy ferrule at either end, that at the guard is decorated with series of mouldings at the end.

Measurements and weight

Length: 86.5 cm
Weight: 68.5 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973) by Turner, S. R.

Dating

19th Century
1800 CE - 1899 CE

Components of the work

Hilt composed of ray skin
Ferrule composed of copper alloy
Blade composed of steel Length 61 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.8-1973
Primary reference Number: 162429
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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