Hans Schmidt / Wheel-Lock Hunting Rifle / mid 17th centuryHans Schmidt
Wheel-Lock Hunting Rifle
mid 17th century

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Creator Name: Schmidt, Hans
Creator Nationality: European; Central European; Austrian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1935 - 1669
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Hans Schmidt
Title: Wheel-Lock Hunting Rifle
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1633
Creation End Date: 1666
Creation Date: mid 17th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: steel, varnished wood (walnut) stock decorated with inlaid silverwire and appliqu├ęs
Dimensions: Overall: , Butt: 8.6cm, Barrel: , Bore: 1.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1959.127
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis R. Schilling
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Context: The barrel of this hunting piece is marked with the letters "GS" within a shield, the likely initials of the owner, who was probably member of the Order of the Golden Fleece as indicated by the escutcheon on the stock. A similar rifle made for another member of this order, Graf Sigmund von Dietrichstein, is preserved in Vienna.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1959.127
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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