University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-340A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sindh
Maker: Ali Akhbar Khorasare
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Ivory
Iconography:Leaf
Inscription Language:Arabic Language
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:321 - Other Number

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Southeast Asian Gallery ( Sep 1992 - Jul 1997) View Objects in Exhibition

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