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Short sword and scabbard

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 6th–7th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Silver (scabbard and hilt), iron (blade)
Dimensions:
H. 3/4 x W. 2 3/8 x L. 11 7/8 in. (1.9 x 6.1 x 30.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Implements
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.102.44
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405

“Splendeur des Sassanides: L’Empire Perse Entre Rome et la Chine (224-642).” Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels, February 12, 1993–April 25, 1993.

“Weihrauch und Seide: Alte Kulturen an der Seidenstraße.” Palais Harrach, Vienna, January 21, 1996–April 14, 1996.

Nickel, Helmut. 1973. "About the Sword of the Huns and the 'Urepos' of the Steppes." Metropolitan Museum Journal 7, p. 135, figs. 18-19.

Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire. 1993. Splendeur des Sassanides: l'empire perse entre Rome et la Chine (224-642), exh. cat. Brussels: Crédit Communal, p. 179, no. 39.

Seipel, Wilfried. 1996. Weihrauch und Seide: Alte Kulturen an der Seidenstraße, exh. cat. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, p. 242, no. 93.
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