University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-275A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steel
Bone
Wood
Leather
Technique:Inscribed
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:15 - Other Number

Description

Crescentic, watered steel blade with pronounced medial ridge on both faces; wide end inserted in bone grip, lentoid in section and widest at top and bottom. Grip completely carved in high relief in three registers; top, band of Arabic inscription; two seated (kneeling) and two standing crowned human figures; the lowest, on each side three seated (kneeling) crowned human figures between two urns.


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