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Dagger with Sheath

Hilt, 17th–18th century; blade and sheath, 19th century
Hilt, Indian, Mughal; blade and sheath, Turkish, Ottoman
Steel, nephrite, gold, emerald, ruby, diamond, sapphire, jade
H. with sheath 19 3/16 in. (48.7 cm); H. without sheath 18 3/16 in. (46.2 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Wt. 13.1 oz. (371.4 g); Wt. of sheath 6 oz. (170.1 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Giulia P. Morosini, in memory of her father, Giovanni P. Morosini, 1923
Accession Number:
23.232.7a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 380
The inscription on the blade includes the names of the owner and the maker and the date, A.H. 1151 (A.D. 1689–90).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of the Art of India from The Museum's Collections," January 18, 1973–April 1, 1973.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Costume Institute. "Costumes of Royal India," December 20, 1985–August 31, 1986.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arms and Armor from the Islamic World," February 10, 2016–January 2, 2017.

Grancsay, Stephen V., Thomas T. Hopes, George C. Stone, and Fred G. Blakeslee. [Boxed Set Containing "Brief Essays on Armor and Arms," Nos. 1–4 and a Series of 17 Pamphlets of Photographs of Arms and Armor in Members' Collections, Nos. 1–85]. New York: Armor and Arms Club, 1925. fig. 2 [36].

Alexander, David, Stuart W. Pyhrr, and Will Kwiatkowski. Islamic Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. p. 12, fig, 13, no. 2.

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