From: Iran

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 42-30-269A
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iran
Section Near Eastern
Materials Steel | Wood | Leather | Silver
Technique Inscribed

Straight, single-edged steel blade, the cutting edge slanting to point. Arabic inscription on both faces of blade: “What I write here will resist against time. I myself will pass away, my writing will remain as a momento made by the Turk Tebrizi- written Kezbellai Monallai Seadullish.” Tang inserted in facetted steel grip which becomes slightly wider toward the end. Stylized floral decoration in fine gold lines on grip and end of blade.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 521 - Collector Number

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