A late Safavid walrus-ivory hilted Kard with parcel-gilt silver scabbard (2)
Lot 209Y
A walrus ivory-hilted steel Dagger (kard) Persia, dated AH 1268/ AD 1851-2(2)
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 9,946) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A walrus ivory-hilted steel Dagger (kard)
Persia, dated AH 1268/ AD 1851-2
the single-edged watered steel tapering blade with flattened spine, engraved and profusely decorated with gold inlay around the forte and spine with inscription-filled cartouches and arabesques, with associated parcel gilt silver-mounted scabbard
dagger 34.8 cm. long; scabbard 40.6 cm. long(2)

Footnotes

  • For an almost identical kard, see Islamic Arms and Armour from private Danish Collections, Copenhagen, 1982, no. 76.

    The inscriptions include: the shahada, Qur'an chapters II, al-baqara, verse 255, LXI, alsaff, parts of verse 13 and XII, yusif, parts of verse 64; and the owner's name Yahya.
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