Michał Leszczynski

Michał Leszczynski

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Hungarian-style, wing-shaped shield. 16th century AD. Light cavalry shield with the elongated tip used to protect the back of the head and neck from saber cuts.

Light cavalry shield with the elongated tip used to protect the back of the head and neck from saber cuts.

Hungarian-Style Shield

This wing-shaped shield and others like it in the Metropolitan Museum's collection with the distinctive upward-sweeping back edge, were the characteristic light-cavalry shields of Hungary

Halberd of the Bodyguard of Emanuele Filiberto (1528–1580), Duke of Savoy | Italian | The Met

Inscription: On the blade: the date the Maltese cross, the knot of Savoy, and the motto F E R T {probably "Fortitudo ejus Rhodum tenuit"] ("His gallantry kept Rhodes," referring to Amadeus I and the order of the Annunciation)

Date: 16th century Culture: Italian Dimensions: L. 90 in. (228.6 cm); L. of head 25 3/16 in. (64 cm); W. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 12.1 oz. (2611 g) Classification: Shafted Weapons Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number: 14.25.226

Date: century Culture: Italian Dimensions: L. of head 25 in. g) Classification: Shafted Weapons Credit Line: Gift of William H.

Spear of Emperor Ferdinand I (reigned 1558–64)

Spear of Emperor Ferdinand I (reigned Date: dated 1558 Culture: German Date: dated 1558 Culture: German

Halberd Date: ca. 1550 Culture: Italian Medium: Steel, wood (deal), textile, brass Dimensions: L. 94 in. (238.9 cm); L. of head 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm); W. 10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm); Wt. 3 lbs. 8 oz. (1587.6 g) Classification: Shafted Weapons Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number: 14.25.54

Halberd Date: ca. 1550 Culture: Italian Medium: Steel, wood (deal), textile, brass Dimensions: L. 94 in. (238.9 cm); L. of head 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm); W. 10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm); Wt. 3 lbs. 8 oz. (1587.6 g) Classification: Shafted Weapons Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number: 14.25.54

Partisan Date: ca. 1575 Culture: British Medium: Steel, wood (ash), gold Dimensions: L. 93 1/4 in. (236.9 cm); L. of head 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm); W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); Wt. 3 lbs. 8 oz. (1587.6 g)

Partisan Date: ca. 1575 Culture: British Medium: Steel, wood (ash), gold Dimensions: L. of head 15 in.

"Staff Weapon" (ca. 1590). Italian. Steel, Leather, Gold, Textile. Rogers Fund, 1904. Posted on metmusem.org.

"Staff Weapon" (ca. 1590). Italian. Steel, Leather, Gold, Textile. Rogers Fund, 1904. Posted on metmusem.org.