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YATAGAN, Sword

1814-15

Turkey

Damascene steel, buffalo horn, gold

Full length: 73.2 cm; blade length: 57 cm.

Yatagan with single-edged slightly curved blade, decorated with extensive gold damascening in the form of large panels of floral design issuing a series of palmettes and including, on one side, a talismanic numerical grid, and on the other lines of naskh.

Inscribed with the owner's name, Tatarcia Husayn Agha, and makers name, i'amal Sheikh 'Ali Efendi.

The chappe has further similar damascening, the ox horn hilt being of typical form with split flaring pommel and set with four stones backed with small rosette finials. The cross guard has a further damascened inscription.

Bibl.:George Cameron Stone A Gloss. Of the Const. And Use of the Arms and Armour ISBN 0-486-40726-8 (pbk) Pag.nº676 fig.nº866 (6)

CHRISTIE'S London King Street - 2010/10/05 Art of The Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Art From The Collection of Dr. Mohamed Said Farsi - Pag.279 fig.352 Lot.352 (Catalogue)

YATAGAN, Espada

1814-15

Turquia

Aço damasquinado, corno de búfalo, ouro

Cumprimento: 73.2 cm

Yatagan de lâmina de lâmina singular e ligeiramente curva, damasquinada a ouro no formato de largos paineis de desenhos florais partindo de uma série de motivos de palma e incluíndo, num lado, uma grelha numérica talismânica, e linhas de naskh no outro.

Está inscrita com o nome do propietário, Tatarcia Husayn Agha, e o nome do fabricante, i'amal Sheikh 'Ali Efendi.

O chappe contém mais ouro damasquinado, o punho de corno de boi sendo da forma típica com o pomo separado e aberto e engastado com quatro pedras com pequenos detalhes em forma de roseta. O guarda contém também uma inscrição damasquinada.

Bibl.:George Cameron Stone A Gloss. Of the Const. And Use of the Arms and Armour ISBN 0-486-40726-8 (pbk) Pag.nº676 fig.nº866 (6)

CHRISTIE'S London King Street - 2010/10/05 Art of The Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Art From The Collection of Dr. Mohamed Said Farsi - Pag.279 fig.352 Lot.352 (Catalogue)

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