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Sword ("Shamshir")


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
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.”
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/03/2001Treatmentcleaned
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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Period
18th century (Early Modern)
Medium
blade: steel, inlaid with gold; hilt: horn
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Accession Number
51.13
Measurements
14 15/16 x 34 13/16 x 1 3/8 in. (38 x 88.5 x 3.5 cm)
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