Description This is a rare example of a 16th-century Turkish ivory hilt, delicately carved in relief with arabesque designs of interlacing foliage scrolls.
Provenance Michel Boy, Paris, by purchase; Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, May 15, 1905, no. 337; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1905 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1905
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