Arme Inde avec damasce et deux lames, 18e - A damascened steel two-blade weapon, 18th century
Lot 262*
A gold-damascened steel two-pronged Lance-head Persia, 18th Century
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,399) inc. premium
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Arme Inde avec damasce et deux lames, 18e - A damascened steel two-blade weapon, 18th century Arme Inde avec damasce et deux lames, 18e - A damascened steel two-blade weapon, 18th century
Lot Details
A gold-damascened steel two-pronged Lance-head
Persia, 18th Century
the two prongs each of tapering form with scalloped edges, mounted on a slightly flaring multi-faceted section, decorated in gold inlay, the prongs with a palmette shaped inscription filled cartouche, the multi-faceted element with scrolling foliate vines
53.5 cm. long

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise: Qur'an chapter LXI, (al-Saff), part of verse 13 and the basmala followed by 'the work of Aqa'.

    For a comparable example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, see A. North, An introduction to Islamic Arms, London, 1985, no. 42d (inv no 729-1889).

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  • Please note that this lot is subject to 5% import tax on the hammer price.
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