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    Sale 5334

    Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    6 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 111

    A SILVER AND GILT DAMASCENED SWORD, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER AND GILT DAMASCENED SWORD, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
    The steel blade of curved thick form with half-crescent Chand moon to one side, the hilt decorated to pommel with inscription reading 'Call upon 'Ali who causes wonders You will find him helpful in misfortune All anguish, all sorrows will disappear Through your Prophethood, O Muhammad! Through your Friendship (with God) Oh 'Ali Oh 'Ali There is no youth (as brave as) 'Ali No sword (as sharp as) dhu'l-faqar' - 25 1/2in (64.7cm) long


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