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.
- 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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