Title: baselard Date: ca. 1530 Artist: Unknown Provenance: Germany or Switzerland Collection: The Wallace Collection
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16th century. The inscription, INRI, stands for Iesvs Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm. It means "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" — reputedly the Latin words of the sign Pontius Pilate ordered fixed to Christ's cross.--but no weapon is completely perfect