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Sword ("Yataghan") and Scabbard

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Of the various types of Islamic arms, the sword (or saber) and dagger were the most prized by European and American collectors, including Henry Walters. These works were admired for their diverse shapes and materials and especially for their rich and intricate surface decoration.
Date Description Narrative
2/19/1962Treatmentcleaned; repaired; coated
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Inscribed on inlaid silver: Work of Umar [Sahib Agha?] 1225.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1810-1811 (Modern)
blade: steel, inlaid with silver; hilt: gilded silver, filigree, coral and enamel insets; scabbard: gilded silver, filigree, coral, leather
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3 5/16 x 29 5/8 x 3 15/16 in. (8.4 x 75.3 x 10 cm)


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