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-Z12.03 Weapons and ship models Daggers, sabres and foils

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