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Sword from an Equestrian Statue
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Sword from an Equestrian Statue


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This sheathed sword was part of a Roman imperial monument that included a gilded bronze equestrian statue. The gilded bronze horse head nearby may have come from the same monument.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/16/1974Treatmentcleaned; coated
5/17/1984Treatmentmounted
5/18/1984Treatmentcleaned; mounted; repaired; other
9/20/1994Treatmentother
7/21/1995Examinationother
7/21/1995Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Fire of Hephaistos: Large Classical Bronzes from North American Collections. Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa. 1996.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Creator
Period
1st century (Roman Imperial)
Medium
gilt bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.761
Measurements
3 11/16 x 27 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. (9.4 x 70.2 x 3.2 cm)
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