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Arms and Armor


The Walters' collection of armor and weaponry ranges from prehistoric times to the 19th century and spans many cultures. Major holdings are European, Turkish and Japanese, and include medieval armor, swords and daggers, crossbows, spears, halberds, flintlocks and muskets.


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"Landsknecht" Dagger and Sheath
"Landsknecht" Dagger and Sheath Title
16th century (Early Modern) Period
51.527 Accession
"Turban" Helmet
"Turban" Helmet Title
16th century Period
51.72 Accession
"Zischägge" Helmet
"Zischägge" Helmet Title
1630-1650 Period
51.1366 Accession
Archer's Sallet
Archer's Sallet Title
1450-1470 (Late Medieval) Period
51.466 Accession
chesstour Tags
Archer's Shield
Archer's Shield Title
mid 15th century (Late Medieval) Period
51.1371 Accession
archers, sheild, sculpture, chesstour Tags
Armor and Lance for Fighting on Horseback
Armor and Lance for Fighting on Horseback Title
Armor: ca. 1530; Lance: 17th century Period
VO.50 (51.1336, 51.578) Accession
armor, steel, wood, lance, horse, fight, swiss, german, sword Tags
Armor for Fighting on Horseback
Armor for Fighting on Horseback Title
ca. 1530-1560 (Renaissance) Period
51.581 Accession
medieval, teacher, resource, kit, armor, chesstour, shiney Tags
Armor for the Duke of Medina Sidonia
Armor for the Duke of Medina Sidonia Title
ca. 1590 Period
51.585 Accession
Assemblage from a Warrior's Burial
Assemblage from a Warrior's Burial Title
6th century BC (Archaic) Period
54.2456 Accession
green, teacher, resource, kit, helmet Tags
Basket-Hilt Rapier
Basket-Hilt Rapier Title
1625-1650 Period
51.506 Accession
rapier Tags
Beja Shield
Beja Shield Title
20th century Period
51.1398 Accession
shield, sudan Tags
Body Armor
Body Armor Title
16th century (Early Modern) Period
51.419 Accession
krug Tags
Bulletproof Close Helmet
Bulletproof Close Helmet Title
ca. 1570 (Renaissance) Period
51.463 Accession
Burgonet Helmet and Reinforce for a Field Breastplate of Maximilian II
Burgonet Helmet and Reinforce for a Field Breastplate of Maximilian II Title
1549-1550 (Renaissance) Period
51.1367 Accession
helmet, burgonet Tags
Cartridge Box
Cartridge Box Title
1570-1580 (Renaissance) Period
51.562 Accession
Chalcidian-Type Helmet
Chalcidian-Type Helmet Title
ca. 500 BC (Classical) Period
54.2468 Accession
helmet Tags
Close Helmet of the "Maximilian" Style
Close Helmet of the "Maximilian" Style Title
1520-1525 (Renaissance) Period
51.465 Accession
Combination Sword and Wheel-Lock Pistol
Combination Sword and Wheel-Lock Pistol Title
1580-1590 (Renaissance) Period
51.509 Accession
wheel-lock, 150, 12333, 151 Tags
Composite Armor for a Boy
Composite Armor for a Boy Title
1580-1620, with later additions Period
51.590 Accession
funny Tags
Corinthian Helmet
Corinthian Helmet Title
700-500 BC (Archaic) Period
54.2304 Accession
ancient, armor, greek, helmet, hero, heroes Tags
Crossbow Bolts Mounted in a Fan
Crossbow Bolts Mounted in a Fan Title
1400-1700 Period
51.551 Accession
Cuirass (Breastplate and Backplate)
Cuirass (Breastplate and Backplate) Title
1500-1575 Period
51.420 Accession
Cup-Hilt Rapier
Cup-Hilt Rapier Title
1650-1700 Period
51.504 Accession
Dagger ("Kindjal") and Sheath
Dagger ("Kindjal") and Sheath Title
19th century (Modern) Period
51.1355 Accession
Dagger and Sheath
Dagger and Sheath Title
mid 19th century (Modern) Period
51.77 Accession
ouch, jewel, gold Tags
Dagger Depicting Tamatori Retrieving the Sacred Jewel from the Sea
Dagger Depicting Tamatori Retrieving the Sacred Jewel from the Sea Title
1854 (Nambokucho-late Edo) Period
51.1204 Accession
sea, dagger, japanese Tags
Dagger from the Gun Set of Mahmud I
Dagger from the Gun Set of Mahmud I Title
1145 AH/AD 1732-33 (Ottoman) Period
51.76 Accession
steel, gold, rubies, beryls, armor, weapons, islamic, turkey, dagger, rifle, ottoman Tags
Dagger Handle
Dagger Handle Title
mid 16th century (Early Modern) Period
71.571 Accession
ivory Tags
Dagger with Cherry Blossoms
Dagger with Cherry Blossoms Title
1821 (late Edo) Period
51.1184 Accession
ouch Tags
Dagger with Pine, Plum, and Bamboo on the Fittings
Dagger with Pine, Plum, and Bamboo on the Fittings Title
1536 (late Edo; Meiji; Muromachi) Period
51.1277 Accession
Dagger with Quail Amidst Rice Stalks
Dagger with Quail Amidst Rice Stalks Title
18th-19th century (Edo) Period
51.1166 Accession
Dagger with Seashells on the Sheath
Dagger with Seashells on the Sheath Title
1825-1875 (late Edo; Meiji; Muromachi) Period
51.1294 Accession
Elephant Goad
Elephant Goad Title
17th century Period
51.61 Accession
creature, dadad Tags
Flask for Priming Power with the Justice of Trajan
Flask for Priming Power with the Justice of Trajan Title
1530-1550 (Renaissance) Period
51.1334 Accession
Gun Shield
Gun Shield Title
1545-1550 (Renaissance) Period
51.1414 Accession
lantern, shield Tags
Halberd for the Guard of Emperor Maximilian II
Halberd for the Guard of Emperor Maximilian II Title
1571 (Renaissance) Period
51.1323 Accession
military, suit, armor Tags
Helmet with Floral Patterns and Arabesques
Helmet with Floral Patterns and Arabesques Title
16th century (Early Modern) Period
51.1 Accession
Helmet with Fluting and Flat turned-in Rim
Helmet with Fluting and Flat turned-in Rim Title
1475-1550 (Ottoman) Period
51.4 Accession
Helmet with Incised Arcade Design
Helmet with Incised Arcade Design Title
16th-17th century Period
51.2 Accession
Helmet with Nose Guard and Chain Mail
Helmet with Nose Guard and Chain Mail Title
17th-18th century (Early Modern) Period
51.67 Accession
Horse Peytral with Flame-Like Apertures
Horse Peytral with Flame-Like Apertures Title
ca. 1510 (Renaissance) Period
51.1380 Accession
creature Tags
Inscribed Dagger ("Jambiya") and Sheath
Inscribed Dagger ("Jambiya") and Sheath Title
1713 (Early Modern) Period
51.48 Accession
Jeweled Gun of Sultan Mahmud I
Jeweled Gun of Sultan Mahmud I Title
AH 1145/AD 1732-1733 (Ottoman) Period
51.84 Accession
gun, writing, pen, jewels, spoon, diamond, diamonds, sparkly, firearm, hunting, jeweled, bejeweled Tags
Kentucky Rifle
Kentucky Rifle Title
ca. 1810 Period
51.1434 Accession
Left Greave
Left Greave Title
6th century BC (Archaic) Period
54.2336 Accession
Light Sword for Civilian Use
Light Sword for Civilian Use Title
ca. 1650 Period
51.1387 Accession
Long Sword with Abalone Confetti in Paulownia Design on the Sheath
Long Sword with Abalone Confetti in Paulownia Design on the Sheath Title
early-mid 19th century (Edo) Period
51.1156 Accession
Long Sword with Dragon and Family Crests
Long Sword with Dragon and Family Crests Title
Blade: ca. 1573; Scabbard and mount: 19th century (Momoyama) Period
51.1157 Accession
test Tags
Mace
Mace Title
ca. 1550 (Renaissance) Period
51.529 Accession
military Tags
Mail
Mail Title
15th century (Late Medieval) Period
51.575 Accession
chain, heavy, chesstour Tags
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