27 April 2004
AN OTTOMAN STEEL MACE
TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY
The shaft extending into an onion-shaped head, both engraved in light relief with vertical flutes divided by small ribs, raised band of trefoils below, the collar formed of engraved brass, small floral knop, surface lightly rubbed and pitted
20¾in. (52.7cm.) long
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Islamiske vaben i dansk privateje, Copenhagen, 1982, no.44, pp.90-1.
David Collection, Copenhagen, 1982
Two similar maces were included in the Munich 1910 exhibition (Meisterwerke Muhammedanischer Kunst, Munich, 1910, pl.243).
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