Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sword (Shamshir) with Scabbard

Date:
blade early 17th century
Culture:
Persian
Medium:
Steel, ivory, gold, leather, wood, silver, textile
Dimensions:
H. with scabbard 38 7/8 in. (98.7 cm); H. without scabbard 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 2.5 oz. (978.1 g); Wt. of scabbard 11.1 oz. (314.7 g); Wt. of belt (c) 6 oz. (170.1 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1600a–c
Not on view
Inscription: On the cross-guard:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم، والرأفة، وأنا أعطيك النصر

"In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate, I give you victory"


On the blade, first cartouche:

الرقيق علي

"The Slave of 'Ali"


On the blade, second cartouche:

التي أدلى بها أسد الله

"Made by Assadullah"
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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