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Name of Object:

Dagger and scabbard

Location:

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Holding Museum:

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah

 About Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait City

Date of Object:

Hegira 1029–1030 / AD 1620

Museum Inventory Number:

LNS 25 J

Period / Dynasty:

Mughal

Provenance:

India

Description:

Blade of jawhar steel, hatched and overlaid with gold; iron hilt, as well as locket, chape and front of scabbard overlaid with gold and worked in kundan technique, set with precious stones, engraved and chiselled. The scabbards wood is covered on the back with gold sheet hammered in relief; hilt and scabbards set with a total of 1,685 rubies, 321 pieces of transparent emeralad-green glass, 39 pieces of transparent dark middle blue glass, 9 pieces of ivory and 6 layered agates (grand total of 2,393 'stones', to which another 26, now missing, must be added, for an original total of 2,419).

Citation of this web page:

 "Dagger and scabbard" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://islamicart.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;kw;Mus21;49;en


MWNF Working Number: KW 49