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Maker: Unknown




The steel blade is small, single edged and bearded, with a flat square back. It is bordered with floral bands in spindly gold koftgari including the maker’s inscription. The haft is of spiral-carved dark wood visible only at the centre, with a spiral decorated gilt copper alloy ferrule and terminal, the latter with a spiral carved knop finial. At the top is a low gilt dome and washer .


History note: No provenance obvious

Measurements and weight

Length: 545 mm
Weight: 820 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


19th Century
1800 CE - 1899 CE

School or Style

Qajar Persian

Components of the work

Head Length 122 mm
Blade Width 82 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ‘aml ‘abas, sahib salah.
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Primary reference Number: 162534
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 December 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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