Sword: L. 26 3/8 in.; L. of blade 21 in. (53.34 cm): Wt. 1 lb. 6 oz. (632 g); Scabbard: L. 23 in. (58.5 cm); Wt. 9 oz. (263 g)
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
This distinctly North African sword, or nimcha, probably dates from around the battle of Oran (1732), when that city, a haven for Turkish pirates, was besieged by the Spanish. The openwork leather scabbard shows Ottoman influence.
George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).