Persian sabre of Cornelis Tromp, anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1700

Persian sabre of Cornelis Tromp, anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1700

iron (metal), l 104cm. More details

This Persian sabre must have had a special significance for Cornelis Tromp, for he had himself immortalized in Roman dress with the weapon in a painting by Abraham Willaerts (in the centre of this display case). Such references to Classical antiquity were extremely common in this period.

On display in room 0.12 Weapons and ship models Daggers, sabres and foils

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