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Yatagan with Scabbard

dated 1802–3
Anatolian or Balkan
Steel, silver, gold, coral
L. with scabbard 31 1/8 in. (79 cm); L. without scabbard 29 in. (73.7 cm); L. of blade 23 1/8 in. (58.7 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 14 oz. (850 g); Wt. of scabbard 1 lb. 10 oz. (737.1 g)
Credit Line:
The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932
Accession Number:
32.75.261a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
The yatagan was popular throughout the Ottoman Empire. It is distinguished by a single-edged blade that curves slightly inward and by a hilt with no guard and two flared wings at the pommel.
Katonah. The Katonah Gallery. "Islamic Insights: An Introduction to Islamic Art," March 15–May 2, 1980.

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