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Creator Name: Horn, Clemens
Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1525 - 1603
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Clemens Horn
Title: Rapier
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1620
Creation End Date: 1630
Creation Date: c. 1620-1630
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: steel, blued and gilded
Dimensions: Overall: , Blade: , Quillions: 21.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1916.697
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Context: This edged weapon of highest quality is notable for the especially handsome configuration of hilt, pommel, quillions, and guard. It is a superb example of the so-called "Pappenheim" style of rapier hilt popularized during the Thirty Years War (1616-1648). The blade is also very finely wrought and bears the mark (a unicorn head) of the German swordsmith, Clemens Horn, of Solingen, a town near Düsseldorf known for this craft.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1916.697
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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