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A MUGHAL OR DECCANI GOLD DAMASCENED STEEL DAGGER (JAMBIYA)
A MUGHAL OR DECCANI GOLD DAMASCENED STEEL DAGGER (JAMBIYA)

CENTRAL INDIA, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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A MUGHAL OR DECCANI GOLD DAMASCENED STEEL DAGGER (JAMBIYA)
CENTRAL INDIA, LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
The curved watered steel double-edged tapering blade with medial ridge, carved above and gilded with scrolling floral motifs, the waisted oval section hilt carved leaving the design proud of the surface and subsequently gilded, each side with a panel of scrolling arabesques overlaying scrolling floral tendrils issuing from a central rosette, a band of floral meander above and below, the upper terminal with a large rosette flanked by arabesques
14¾in. (37.4cm.) long

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A very similar dagger, without the decoration at the top of the blade, was sold in these Rooms, 28 April 1988, lot 140.
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