Dagger (Katar)

South Indian, Mughal

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379

The watered steel blade has a chiseled medallion at the top of both sides decorated with an inscription that reads: "Help from Allah and a speedy victory. So give the glad tidings to the believers" (Qur'an 61:13).

Dagger (Katar), Steel, gold, South Indian, Mughal

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