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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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Axe Head

European Artist
ca. 5000 BCE (Neolithic)
41.254
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Corinthian Helmet

Greek Artist
700-500 BC (Archaic)
54.2304
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Illyrian-Type Helmet

Greek Artist
6th century BCE (Archaic)
54.2456
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Left Greave

Greek Artist
6th century BC (Archaic)
54.2336
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Chalcidian-Type Helmet

Greek Artist
ca. 500 BCE (Late Archaic)
54.2468
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Helmet

Etruscan Artist
4th-3rd century BCE (Late Classical-Hellenistic)
54.760
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Sword

European Artist
14th century (Medieval)
51.481
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Sword

Italian (?) Artist
14th century (Medieval)
51.497
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Mail

Italian (?) Artist
15th century (Late Medieval)
51.575
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Crossbow Bolts Mounted in a Fan

German Artist
1400-1700
51.551
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Archer's Shield

Austrian (?) Artist
mid 15th century (Late Medieval)
51.1371
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Sallet

Italian Artist
ca. 1450 (Renaissance)
51.580
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Turban Helmet with Neck Guard of Mail and Nose Guard

Turkish (?) Artist
mid 15th-16th century (Ottoman)
51.74
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Archer's Sallet

Italian Artist
1450-1470 (Late Medieval)
51.466
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Turban Helmet

Turkish (?) Artist
mid 15th-16th century (Early Modern)
51.69
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Turban Helmet

Turkish (?) Metalworker
2nd half 15th century (late Medieval)
51.70
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Helmet with Fluting and Flat turned-in Rim

Islamic Artist
1475-1550 (Ottoman)
51.4
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Visored Sallet

German Artist
1480-1490 (Renaissance)
51.470
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Image for Horse Peytral with Flame-Like Apertures

Horse Peytral with Flame-Like Apertures

German Artist
ca. 1510 (Renaissance)
51.1380
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"Landsknecht" Dagger and Sheath

German Artist
16th century (Early Modern)
51.527
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Shaffron

Italian Artist
1500-1550 (Renaissance)
51.1368
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Image for Turban Helmet with Neck Guard of Mail and Nose Guard

Turban Helmet with Neck Guard of Mail and Nose Guard

Iranian (?) Artist
16th century (early Safavid)
51.75
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Cuirass (Breastplate and Backplate)

Turkish Artist
1500-1575
51.420
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Helmet with Incised Arcade Design

Islamic Artist
16th-17th century
51.2
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"Turban" Helmet

Turkish Artist
16th century
51.72
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Helmet with Floral Patterns and Arabesques

Turkish Artist
16th century (Early Modern)
51.1
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Body Armor

Turkish Artist
16th century (Early Modern)
51.419
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Armor and Lance for Fighting on Horseback

Armor: German Artist
Armor: ca. 1530; Lance: 17th century
VO.50 (51.1336, 51.578)
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Armor for Fighting on Horseback

German Metalworker
ca. 1530-1560 (Renaissance)
51.581
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Image for Close Helmet of the "Maximilian" Style

Close Helmet of the "Maximilian" Style

German Artist
1520-1525 (Renaissance)
51.465
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Dagger Handle

Turkish Artist
mid 16th century (Early Modern)
71.571
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Flask for Priming Power with the Justice of Trajan

German Artist
1530-1550 (Renaissance)
51.1334
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