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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Daggers

Scabbard with human figure belt loop

Description:

This protective sheath for  this  left hand dagger demonstrates the intersections of function and fashion that Renaissance and Early Modern weaponry often celebrated. The scabbard is composed of a wooden base, covered over with dark velvet.It has a blackened steel throat and chappe that is decorated with ornate designs of foliage and stylised human figures. A belt loop fashioned as the head and torso of a human male protrudes from the throat of the scabbard.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000016
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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