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Dagger

Jamibya

Object Number:42-30-264A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Arabian Peninsula
Date Made: 1700-1799
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steel
Brass
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:523 - Collector Number

Description

Double edged, crescent-shaped steel blade, on each face narrow engraved band with serrated edges enclosing wavy lines, tang is inserted in wide grip which contracts to a triangular end; completely covered with brass (?), one face of which is elaborately ornamented with concentric circles, stars, zig-zags, etc.

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