• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    A QAJAR SWORD (KILIJ)

    IRAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A QAJAR SWORD (KILIJ)
    IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
    Of typical form with curving single-edged watered steel blade flaring at the point and becoming double-edged, the blade with raised motifs and various gutters, decorated with gold floral damascened arabesques and a gold star and crescent, one side engraved with two medallions with a lion and an inscription, the other side with a long engraved cartouche inscribed with Qur'anic verses, with wood hilt and steel quillons and pommel, areas of corrosion at point and along the spine
    Blade 34¼in. (87cm.) long


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