Skip to main content

Sword: MAR.ARM.O.185-1912

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Long, straight, double edged blade with gold damascened floral decoration. Attached to carved jade hilt with buckle bow and knot finial. Scabbard set with turquoises and garnets. Three gold bands embossed with floral scrolls. Top end mounted with ivory, engraved and set with turquoises. Two plain gold bands holding carrying rings. Mughal.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century
1600 - 1699

School or Style

Mughal

Components of the work

Scabbard, Top End composed of turquoise Scabbard composed of garnet Height 67.5 cm
Hilt composed of jade Decoration composed of gold Top End composed of ivory Blade Length 63 cm
Sword Length 75.7 cm
Gold Ends

Techniques used in production

Insetting (process)

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.ARM.O.185-1912
Primary reference Number: 169135
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Sword" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/169135 Accessed: 2022-07-04 23:03:47

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/169135 |title=Sword |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-07-04 23:03:47|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...