A QAJAR CARVED WALRUS-IVORY HILTED DAGGER (JAMBIYA)

August 28, 2019 1:11 pm Published by

A good Qajar walrus ivory hilted dagger (Jambiya), c. 1800. The finely curved steel blade with fine gold damascened decoration of floral scroll. Having a walrus ivory hilt, carved with panels of Qajar princes, with attendants, between stylised Islamic script; floral scroll carved to the top of the hilt.
Length – 41.5 cm, 16 3/8″. Length of hilt – 12.3 cm, 4 7/8″.

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