Lot 101
Ornate Zoomorphic Mughal Dagger
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
18th century, the slightly curved 11-1/4 in. blade of Damascus steel with two gilt inlays variously depicting a lion and a tiger devouring prey; the blade's top edge with inlaid Arabic calligraphy; the guard with two additional gilt inlays of tigers and prey; the curved figural grip is fashioned as a gilt silver lion devouring a silver deer; the blade's wooden sheath is covered in green velvet with silver braid accents.

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17 in. length overall

The blade with moderate oxidation; the gilt is largely intact; allover wear to the sheath's fabric; very good condition.

$4,000 - 6,000