University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-261A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Arabian Peninsula
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steel
Wood
Velvet
Copper
Technique:Gilded
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:168A - Collector Number

Description

"Jambiya". Crescentic, double edged steel blade with sharp medial ridge on both faces; wide end inserted in slightly wider grip which narrows in the center and has a large stud in its wide end; the entire grip covered with gilded metal with designs of drops, scrolls, flowers and panels of circles and diamonds, the designs being smooth polished, the background granular.


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