The Fascinating World of Swords

13 October 2018–28 April 2019

Exhibition Overview

Prunkschwert Herzog Friedrich

The exhibition The Fascinating World of Swords will look at the sword from the Bronze Age to the modern era, not only as a weapon or high-quality artisanal product but also, in one of the units of the exhibition, as a symbol. The sword not only identifies its bearer as a member of the social elite: it can also be a symbol of might, of justice, or of power over life or death, as well as a metaphor of the struggle for freedom. The exhibition will also pay special attention to the role of the sword in magical and religious rituals.

(Photo: Prunkschwert Herzog Friedrich, © Hendrik Zwietasch)

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