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Chopping Tool with Red and Black Decoration
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Chopping Tool with Red and Black Decoration


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This small chopping tool is of unknown use. The ivory handle is decorated with red and black punching. The Damascus steel blade has openwork panels with inscriptions at the tang. The Arabic inscription includes the date 1189 Hijra (AD 1775-1776) and a portion of a Qur'anic verse.
Exhibitions
  • Exhibition of Persian Art. Iranian Institute, New York. 1940.
  • Islamic Insights. Katonah Gallery, Katonah. 1980.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Date] 1189 Hijra
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1775-1776
Medium
ivory, steel
(Metal)
Accession Number
52.101
Measurements
5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Geographies
  • India (Place of Origin)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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