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Executioner's Sword
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Executioner's Sword


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Bronze mounts, wooden grip, pommel and quillons en torsade with etched inscriptions in German.
Provenance Exhibited in the Royal Castle of Nuremberg (owner: private antiquarian and entrepreneur, Geuter); Eighteenth Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot, 1890, by purchase (negotiated by dealer Julius D. Ichenhauser); Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1905, by purchase (negotiated by dealer Julius D. Ichenhauser); Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] The world steers toward mischief, and I execute judgement. / When I lift up my sword, God give the poor sinner eternity.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1905

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Period
mid 17th century
Medium
steel, bronze, wood
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1407
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