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Miniature Sword (Shamshir)
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Miniature Sword (Shamshir)


Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Conservation

Examined and cleaned for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Treatmentcleaned; examined for exhibition
2/19/1963Treatmentcleaned; coated
10/03/2001Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
  • Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. 2015-2016.
Provenance Robert S. Pardo, Istanbul; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Translation] God's protection.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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Period
late 18th-19th century (Ottoman)
Medium
blade: steel, inlaid with gold and rubies (or spinels); hilt: serpentine, gilded brass, rubies (or spinels); sheath: gilded brass, diamonds, emeralds (or beryls), rubies (or spinels), garnets
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Accession Number
51.80
Measurements
L: 4 13/16 x W: 3/4 x D: 3/8 in. (12.22 x 1.91 x 0.9 cm); W with chain: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
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