Composite German Two-Hand Processional Sword
- Dated: 16th Century (blade)
- Measurements: 102 cm; 40 1/4 in blade
- Provenance: Metropolitan Museum of Art, deaccessioned, Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, 15th November 1956, lot 146
The sword has a broad wavy blade cut with a short fuller on each face, stamped with a latten lined stylised running wolf mark on one face and a cross on the other. It features a short ricasso, iron hilt formed of a pair of pierced down-curved quillons The inner and outer ring-guard pierced en suite, has a pierced pommel, and two-stage wooden grip.
Source & Copyright: Thomas del Mar