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Dagger with Scabbard

blade and scabbard, late 19th century; hilt, 18th century
blade and scabbard, Turkish; hilt, probably Indian
Steel, copper, nephrite, agate, gemstones, colored stones, gold, silver
L. 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm); Dagger: L. 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm); L. of blade 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 2 oz. (505 g); Scabbard: L. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); Wt. of scabbard 8 oz. (229.6 g)
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.994a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 380
This example belongs to the same group of late nineteenth-century Turkish weapons as the tray of daggers with accession number 23.232.1. Common features of this group include: scabbards of gilt copper worked in relief with strapwork or arabesques and overlaid with jeweled filigreed settings; jade grips of Indian origin; and blades either chiseled in relief or pierced and damascened in gold with inscriptions and false early dates.
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arms and Armor from the Islamic World," February 10, 2016–January 2, 2017.

Grube, Ernst J. "The Ottoman Empire." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, N.S., vol. 26, no. 5 (January 1968).

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