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dagger-sheath / dagger

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2001,0521.35

  • Description

    Dagger with incised gold sheath and chape set with rubies and emeralds, red velvet sides, notched gold hilt decorated with flowers, cheetah, harpy, and deer in rubies and emeralds on one side and three flowers, lion and deer on the other; quillon in form of two dragons' heads. Gold is worked between jewels in technique typical of court production in the 1620s. Blade possibly modern.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1625 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 35.5 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2017, Mar - Jun, Paris, Palais Royal, Royal Extravagance
    2012 - 2013 17 Oct - 3 Feb, Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, 'Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts'
    2012 21 May-19 Aug, Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 'Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts'
    2011-2012 21 Oct-8 Apr, San Francisco, Asian Art Museum, 'Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts'
    2010-2011 20 Nov-3 Apr, Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, 'Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts'
    2010 12 Feb-23 May, Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo- Kulturstiftung, 'Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts'
    2009 10 Oct-17 Jan, London, V&A, 'Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2001

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2001,0521.35

Dagger with incised gold sheath and chape set with rubies and emeralds, red velvet sides, notched gold hilt decorated with  flowers, cheetah, harpy, and deer in rubies and emeralds on one side and three flowers, lion and deer on the other; quillon in form of two dragons' heads.  Gold is worked between jewels in technique typical of court production in 1620's.  Blade possibly modern.

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Dagger with incised gold sheath and chape set with rubies and emeralds, red velvet sides, notched gold hilt decorated with flowers, cheetah, harpy, and deer in rubies and emeralds on one side and three flowers, lion and deer on the other; quillon in form of two dragons' heads. Gold is worked between jewels in technique typical of court production in 1620's. Blade possibly modern.

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