University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-270A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Persia
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steel
Silk
Walrus Tusk
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:482 - Other Number

Description

Crescentic, watered steel blade with pronounced medial ridge on both faces with conventional design with engraved outline near the hilt; wide end inserted in walrus grip, both ends of which are wide and squared off. Faded purple and gold silk braid.


Bibliography:

[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1954. "Carvings in Walrus Ivory". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 18. no. 3. pg. 3-31 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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