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Dagger (Kard) with Shealth

Date:
Blade, dated 1738–39; hilt and scabbard, 19th century
Culture:
Blade, Iranian; hilt and scabbard, Turkish
Medium:
Steel, gold, rock crystal, ruby, emerald
Dimensions:
H. with sheath 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm); H. without sheath 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm); H. of blade 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); W. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Wt. 9.5 oz. (269.3 g); Wt. of sheath 6.2 oz. (175.8 g)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Gift of Giulia P. Morosini, in memory of her father, Giovanni P. Morosini, 1923
Accession Number:
23.232.4a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 380
The blade of watered steel is chiseled in the same high-relief style as another in the Museum's collection that was made in the Iranian city of Shiraz in 1732–33. This example, dated 1738–39, is also probably Iranian and appears to have been mounted in Turkey in the early nineteenth century.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arms and Armor from the Islamic World," February 10, 2016–January 2, 2017.

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