Sword belt

Object Number: 
1954.115d
Date: 
1880-1885
Medium: 
Leather, brass, gilt, cotton, silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 x 2 in. ( 88.9 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
cast: plate, inside scroll: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
Description: 
Leather, brass, gilt, cotton, and silver sword belt; stitched, black leather-covered canvas belt with sliding loop near center of belt suspending scabbard sling with brass hook at end that fastens to another scabbard sling suspended from ring on left side of belt, and with rectangular brass plate at right end that fastens to clip on left; plate has cast silver eagle in center, with shield on breast, branch in one talon, and three arrows in other talon, flanked by wreath at bottom, and with rayed background, thirteen stars, and inscription inside scroll at top; gilt lacing with three red fabric bands sewn to belt exterior, and one red band to sling exteriors.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas H. Barber
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group