Dagger with Scabbard, Steel, copper, nephrite, agate, gemstones, colored stones, gold, silver, blade and scabbard, Turkish; hilt, probably Indian

Dagger with Scabbard

Date:
blade and scabbard, late 19th century; hilt, 18th century
Culture:
blade and scabbard, Turkish; hilt, probably Indian
Medium:
Steel, copper, nephrite, agate, gemstones, colored stones, gold, silver
Dimensions:
L. 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm); Dagger: L. 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm); L. of blade 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 2 oz. (505 g); Scabbard: L. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); Wt. of scabbard 8 oz. (229.6 g)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.994a, b
Not on view
This example belongs to the same group of late nineteenth-century Turkish weapons as the tray of daggers with accession number 23.232.1. Common features of this group include: scabbards of gilt copper worked in relief with strapwork or arabesques and overlaid with jeweled filigreed settings; jade grips of Indian origin; and blades either chiseled in relief or pierced and damascened in gold with inscriptions and false early dates.
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arms and Armor from the Islamic World," February 10, 2016–December 3, 2017.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "The George C. Stone Bequest: Turkish, Balkan, Caucasian, and North African Arms and Armor." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (March 1937), p. 57, fig. 4, ill.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Helmut Nickel. "The Ottoman Empire." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1968), p. 220, fig. 40, ill.

Alexander, David G. "Two Aspects of Islamic Arms and Armor." Metropolitan Museum Journal 18 pp. 108–109, fig. 4.

Grancsay, Stephen V., and Stuart W. Pyhrr. Arms & Armor: Essays by Stephen V. Grancsay from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 1920–1964. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986. p. 167, fig. 63.7, ill.

Alexander, David, Stuart W. Pyhrr, and Will Kwiatkowski. Islamic Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. pp. 203-205, cat. no. 79, ill.