Description The scalloped blade is inscribed with an Arabic couplet: “In cowardice is shame, and in boldness is nobility. For man does not by cowardice escape from fate.”
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Inscribed on blade: In cowardice is shame, and in boldness is nobility; for a man does not by cowardice escape from fate.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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