University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-263A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Arabian Peninsula
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steel
Silver
Wood
Technique:Inscribed
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:405 - Collector Number

Description

Crescentic, double-edged steel blade with pronounced medial ridge on both faces; gilt decoration, in conventionalized floral design on one face, and Arabic inscription on other, near the wide end which is inserted in a grip which is widest at the ends. Grip completely covered with silver with decoration in high and low relief; flowers, birds, inscription (?), imitation of wire binding; six turquoises.


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