Description & Technical information

Inscriptions: Qur'ran, sura al-Baqara (II), verse 255, invocations to God, Qur'an, sura al-Saff(LXI), parts of verse 13 and the phrase: 'There is no youth as brave as 'Ali, no sword as sharp as dhu'l-faqar'.

Date:  17th / 18th Century
Origin:  India
Medium: Gold overlaid steel
Dimensions: 37 x 20 cm (14⁵/₈ x 7⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private European collection acquired in 1974

Categories: Arms & armour