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KATAR JAMADHAR, Dagger

c. 1700-1750

Central India, Bijapur, Deccan – Mughal Period (1526-1858)

Steel, gold

Full Length: 34 cm; Blade Length: 18, 5 cm

The production of this piece, dating from the first half of the 17th century is attributable to Bijapur, in the central area of India.

The blade, in watered steel, is grooves in the centre and double edged, with a “widened diamond” tip, so it can pierce the adversary’s chainmail.

The hilt has in its parallel and transversal bars a vegetal motif engraved decoration, incrusted in gold and in the koftgari style.

Previously from Rainer Daehnhardt’s collection.

Bibl.: Daehnhardt, 2005, p. 231, fig. 130; Cameron Stone, 1999, pp. 344-347, fig. 434; Christie’s, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds (Auction Catalogue), London, October 10, 2006; Keen, 2001, p. 231, fig., 130

KATAR JAMADHAR, Adaga

ca. 1700-1750

Índia Central, Bijapur, Decão - período Mogol (1526-1858)

Aço, ouro

comp. total: 34 cm; comp. lâmina: 18,5 cm

A produção deste exemplar, datado da primeira metade do século XVII, é atribuída a Bijapur, situada na zona central da Índia.

A lâmina, em aço damasquino, é nervurada ao centro e de duplo gume, com a ponta de "diamante alargada", para poder perfurar a cota de malha do adversário.

O punho, exibe, nas hastes e nas barras transversais, uma decoração gravada de tema vegetalista, incrustada a ouro em trabalho koftgari.

Proveniente da colecção Rainer Daehnhardt.

Bibl.: Daehnhardt, 2005, p. 231, fig. 130; Cameron Stone, 1999, pp. 344-347, fig. 434; Christie´s, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds (catálogo de leilão), London, October 10, 2006; Keen, 2001, p. 231, fig., 130

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