Saber with Scabbard

Eastern European, probably Hungary

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373

This saber was probably made in Hungary during its occupation by the Ottoman Turks. The hilt, with dragon-headed quilloins, is of Islamic type; the blade is inscribed "Made by Muhammad." Both the hilt and the blade are of pattern-welded steel. This sword comes from the armory of the prince-electors of Saxony in Dresden.

Saber with Scabbard, Steel, gold, wood, leather, Eastern European, probably Hungary

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