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Object Number:42-30-314A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Date Made: 17th Century - 18th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Gold
Ivory
Technique:Gilded
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:525 - Other Number

Description

Dagger. Steel blade triangular in section tapering to point. Gold inscription near tang: "Owner Alli Agha, Mach'Allah. Obey everything that God does. O Alla O Mohammet." Tang inserted in spirally fluted ivory grip with gilded floral guard.


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