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Dagger and scabbard
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah
Hegira 1029–1030 / AD 1620
LNS 25 J
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).
"Dagger and scabbard" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2023. https://islamicart.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;kw;Mus21;49;en
MWNF Working Number: KW 49