Hunting Sword (Shamshir Shikargar) with Modern Scabbard

Indian, Rajasthan

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Rajput and Mughal painted hunting scenes commonly depict royalty and nobility wielding swords while pursuing prey on horseback. This example depicts such scenes, sculptured in low-relief decoration. On both sides, running the full length of the blade, is a menagerie of animals, from real to mythical, together with hunters. The guard terminates in the head of a tiger.

Hunting Sword (Shamshir Shikargar) with Modern Scabbard, Steel, gold, textile (velvet), wood, Indian, Rajasthan

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Overall, outer side