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Sheath (Germany), ca. 1668

This is a sheath. It is dated ca. 1668 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is steel/ tinned copper?. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor L. Metzenberg. It is credited The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 30.2 x 4.7 x 5.5 cm (11 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed with "H S , 1668".

Cite this object as

Sheath (Germany), ca. 1668; steel/ tinned copper?; L x W x D: 30.2 x 4.7 x 5.5 cm (11 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 2 3/16 in.); The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg; 1985-103-41-a

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