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Old 10th August 2014, 02:56 PM   #2
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One more detail of the patron.

Now let's start with the decoration on Italian maces, ca.1530-50.

First of all, I'd like to introduce you to some of their Late Gothic predecessors from the 15th century, starting with an unusually finely wrought sample which I photographed in the resereve collection of the Historic Museum of Lucerne, Switzerland. It still retains its original red lead (mimium) paint on the twisted haft (German: tordiert) plus the original cord binding covering the grip.


Michael Trömner
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