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Dagger with Sheath

late 18th–early 19th century
Steel, copper alloy, enamel, gold, glass
L. 17 1/16 in. (43.3 cm); Wt. 23.4 oz. (664.0 g); Dagger: L. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm); L. of blade 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); W. 2 in. (5.1 cm); Wt. 15 oz. (413.0 g); Scabbard: L. 11 in. (28.1 cm); Wt. 9 oz. (251.0 g)
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.684a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 380
Brilliant colors and lush floral patterns are typical of Qajar painted enamels. While here opaque pink, blue, and white predominate, the background color is a deep translucent green applied to a shimmering gold ground. The artist has signed his work on the back of the scabbard, Mahmud.
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.

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