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Yatagan with Scabbard

Date:
dated 1802–3
Culture:
Anatolian or Balkan
Medium:
Steel, silver, gold, coral
Dimensions:
L. with scabbard, 31 1/8 in. (79.04 cm); L. without scabbard, 29 in. (73.66 cm); Greatest W. 2 1/4 in. (5.72 cm); L. of blade, 23 1/8 in. (58.72 cm); Greatest W. of blade, 1 1/4 in. (3.18 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 8 oz. (1588 g); Wt. without scabbard, 1 lb. 14 oz. (850 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932
Accession Number:
32.75.261a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
The yatagan was popular throughout the Ottoman Empire. It is distinguished by a single-edged blade that curves slightly inward and by a hilt with no guard and two flared wings at the pommel.
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