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Left-hand dagger: HEN.M.316-1933

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Current Location: Gallery 31 (Armoury)






Left-hand dagger (main-gauche), inlaid with silver, Italian, c.1550.

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart


16th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1550


This dagger is like a miniature sword in form complete with downturned cross guards and a ring.

This type of dagger was usually part of a set used in the left hand as a counterpart to a long sword in the right.

Components of the work

Inlay composed of silver
Dagger composed of steel

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.316-1933
Primary reference Number: 19202
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 April 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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