Pictured: Two artificial iron arms and an amputation saw. The arms might have been owned by Gotz von Berlichingen (1480-1562), a German knight and adventurer. Artificial limbs such as these allowed wearers, who had lost a limb in combat, to continue with their fighting career. The lower arm is believed to date from 1560-1600; the upper one is a more recent copy. The ornate amputation saw is from the 16th century.
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