University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-269A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steel
Wood
Leather
Silver
Technique:Inscribed
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:521 - Collector Number

Description

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.


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