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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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Mace

Italian Artist
ca. 1550 (Renaissance)
51.529
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Sabaton for the Right Foot

German Artist
ca. 1550 (Renaissance)
51.591
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Gun Shield

1545-1550 (Renaissance)
51.1414
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Image for Burgonet Helmet and Reinforce for a Field Breastplate of Maximilian II

Burgonet Helmet and Reinforce for a Field Breastplate of Maximilian II

1549-1550 (Renaissance)
51.1367
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Two-Piece Tasset

1550-1560
VO.49 (51.540, 51.541)
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Powder Flask

Italian Artist
1550-1575 (Renaissance)
51.592
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Powder Flask

Italian Artist
1550-1575 (Renaissance)
51.559
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Wheel-Lock Holster Pistol

German Artist
1570
51.440
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Sword ("Tulwar)")

Muhammad Baqir Metalworker
Blade: 1551-1552; Hilt: 1761 (Early Modern)
51.9
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Spear for the Guard of Emperor Ferdinand I

Austrian Artist
1558 (Renaissance)
51.1327
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Wheel-lock Pocket Pistol

German Artist
ca. 1570 (Renaissance)
51.548
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Bulletproof Close Helmet

French Artist
ca. 1570 (Renaissance)
51.463
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Sword

1560-1580 (Renaissance)
51.480
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Shaffron

1560 (Renaissance)
51.536
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Long Sword with Dragon and Family Crests

Moriyoshi (Japanese) Metalworker
Blade: ca. 1573; Scabbard and mount: 19th century (Momoyama)
51.1157
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Armor for the Duke of Medina Sidonia

Italian Artist
ca. 1590
51.585
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Pauldron and Vambrace

Italian Artist
ca. 1580 (Renaissance)
51.539
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Cartridge Box

German Artist
1570-1580 (Renaissance)
51.562
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Halberd for the Guard of Emperor Maximilian II

1571 (Renaissance)
51.1323
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Wheel-Lock Pistol

German Artist
1575-1590 (Renaissance)
51.441
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Two-Handed Sword

German Artist
1580-1600
51.1335
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Combination Sword and Wheel-Lock Pistol

German Artist
1580-1590 (Renaissance)
51.509
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Rapier

German Artist
1580-1600 (Baroque)
51.508
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Composite Armor for a Boy

German Artist
1580-1620, with later additions
51.590
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Morion for the Guards of the Elector of Saxony

Master L. M. Artist
1586-1591 (Renaissance)
51.472
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Priming Flask

German Artist
1590-1600
51.557
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Wheel-Lock Hunting Rifle

German Artist
1590-1620
51.433
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Port-Flask with Powder Flask and Bullet-and-Cartridge Pouch

German Artist
ca. 1610
51.558
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Close "Savoyard" Burgonet

Italian Artist
1600-1620
51.473
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Helmet with Nose Guard and Chain Mail

Iranian Artist
17th-18th century (Early Modern)
51.67
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Sporting Crossbow and Winder ("Cranequin") with Decoration of Hunting Scenes

German Artist
1600-1620
51.535
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Miniature Sword ("Kilij")

Turkish Artist
late 18th-19th century (Ottoman)
51.79
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