University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-271A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steel
Ivory
Wood
Leather
Technique:Inscribed
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:120 - Other Number

Description

Straight, single-edged steel blade, the cutting edge slanting to the point. On the back and both faces of blade near tang there is gilt decoration, that on one face including an Arabic inscription. The grip consists of two roughly rectangular ivory plaques each boaring carved decorations of two ovals; on one side, the upper part of a bearded man wearing crown cape, above a standing man with staff; on the other side, the upper part of a bearded man wearing fez and cape, above a seated boy with an animal. Wide heavy silver band with scroll decoration over both sides and top of grip.


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