Object Title

Dagger (khanjar)

Dagger (khanjar)

Date

1520

Object Number

XXVID.150

Provenance

Purchased 1 April 1991.

Physical Description

The blade is of kite-shaped section, tapering to the point, with a rectangular ricasso. The grip is of ivory, inlaid in ebony with flowers and buds connected by an interlacing tracery of fine stems. The gilt iron quillons are sturdy and angled forwards. The ricasso is decorated with chiselled and formerly gilt foliage matching that on the hilt.

Dimensions

BladeLength263mm
OverallLength390mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Turkey

Bibliographic References

Paris, Gallerie ART, Splendeur des armes orientales, Paris, 1988, no. 23, p. 158.