Artist Andrea Ferrara, Italian, 1500-1600
Title
  • Sword Blade
Date 16th Century
Medium steel, wood, leather, velvet
Dimensions Overall: 38 5/8 × 4 1/4 × 6 1/4 inches (98.1 × 10.8 × 15.8 cm)
Overall (blade): 32 1/16 × 1 3/8 × 1/4 inches (81.4 × 3.5 × 0.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Robert Hopkin
Accession Number 00.8
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed on blade: x ANDRIA x x FARARA x
until 1900, Robert Hopkin [1832–1909] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1900, his gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA).