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Ceremonial Sword, 20th century. Côte d'Ivoire or Ghana. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Claire E. Mebel and Frederick R. Mebel, 1991 (1991.451) #sword

Saber with Scabbard, 19th century. Turkish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Giulia P. Morosini, in memory of her father, Giovanni P. Morosini, 1923 (23.232.2a, b) | The most important ceremony in the inauguration of many Islamic rulers was the investiture with a sword, rather than a crown. #sword

A detail of one of Louis Henri Sullivan's cast and wrought iron elevator enclosures that were created for his Chicago Stock Exchange Building (1893), Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Armorial Roundel, ca. 1500. Made in Middle Rhineland, Germany. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1980 (1980.214.1) #Cloisters