Dagger and sheath

Object Number: 
1958.41ab
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Steel, other metal, ivory, enamel, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 2 x 1/2 in. ( 24.8 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on tag attached to object: "Dagger picked / up on battlefield / during Battle of / Antietam / by Col. May H. / Stacey"
Description: 
Dagger (stiletto) with straight, double-edged steel blade which is diamond-shaped in cross-section and decorated with motifs in gilding on blued ground; cross quillons with disk finials; tapered rectangular ivory grip with chamfered edges; silver(?) scabbard with oval frog stud.
Gallery Label: 
A note attached to this object indicates that it was picked up during the Civil War Battle of Antietam by Colonel M. H. Stacey.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Eyre
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group