From: Sindh

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 42-30-340A
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Sindh
Creator Ali Akhbar Khorasare
Date Made 15th Century - 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Steel | Ivory
Iconography Leaf
Inscription Language Arabic Language

Dagger (Pesh Kabz). "knife with a back". Straight single-edged steel blade with both edges recurved to sharp point. Both faces depressed and with sharp medial ridge. End of blade near very wide tang and binding around tang are covered with leaf decoration in fold. On wide back of blade are three medallions with Arabic inscriptions in gold. Two-piece ivory grip. Made by Ali Akhbar Khorasare [spelling?], armor maker who is Persian.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 321 - Collector Number

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