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Sword ("Yataghan") and Scabbard


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance 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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
2/19/1962Treatmentcleaned; coated
10/03/2001Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Again: Arms and Armor. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1940.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (Modern)
Medium
blade: steel, inlaid with gold; hilt: silver filigree, set with coral; scabbard: silver filigree, set with coral, niello
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.428
Measurements
scabbard: 2 3/8 x 24 5/16 x 1 11/16 in. (6 x 61.8 x 4.3 cm); yataghan: 2 3/4 x 27 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. (7 x 69.8 x 8 cm)
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